Michigan House

12:15 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

State Lawmakers Prepare Legislation on Road Funding

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Bolger concedes plan doesn't fully address problem of funding Michigan roads
Lawmakers from both parties cited public clamor over the poor condition of Michigan roads today as they said they are prepared to act on a plan estimated to raise an extra $500 million a year to address a problem that some say is four times that big.
9:39 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioner Dave Buskirk Files for State House

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Two other Democrats have filed for 60th state House seat
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Commissioner David Buskirk was joined by an impressive host of supporters Wednesday afternoon at the Kalamazoo County Administration building as he filed nominating petitions to seek the Democratic nomination for the 60th District state House seat.
7:27 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Oshtemo Township Pastor Announces Campaign for State House

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John Fisher is first Democrat to enter race. Two Kalamazoo County Commissioners are seeking Republican nomination
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - With two Republicans having already announced their candidacy for the 61st District state House seat, a Democratic candidate has now joined the race. Oshtemo Township Pastor John Fisher, 63, announced his intention to run for the seat this fall at two separate press conferences Thursday.
7:42 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Pshcholka, Nesbitt Among Republicans Who Could Run State House Speaker

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Current House Speaker Jase Bolger can't run for re-election because of term limits
A lot of things have to happen before Michigan's next Speaker of the House of Representatives is chosen, but some politicians, including Rep. Al Pscholka, are eyeing the leadership spot - albeit from a distance.
2:56 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

House committee passes bill to double campaign donor limits, allow anonymous issue ads

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A state House committee has approved a controversial bill that doubles campaign donation limits and also protects the identity of donors who pay for “issue ads”—or ads that tend to attack candidates without suggesting how citizens should vote.
Today's 5-4 vote by the House Elections and Ethics Committee followed a second day of testimony on a bill that would nullify an effort by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to require disclosure of who pays for issue ads, which often attack candidates but don't expressly advocate how someone should vote.

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