2014 election

12:00 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Republican Right to Work Champion Seeks Dingell's Congressional Seat

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John Dingell announced last week he won't seek re-election. Hi wife Debbie launched her campaign on Friday
Terry Bowman, one of the faces of Michigans right-to-work movement, will officially kick off Monday his Republican campaign for a congressional seat that has long been represented by the stanchest ally of unions and auto companies. Bowman, a conservative UAW worker who successfully fought to outlaw paying union dues as a condition of employment, said Saturday he wants to succeed U.S.
7:37 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Debbie Dingell to Announce Run for Her Husband's Seat in Congress

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John Dingell announced on Monday that he won't seek another term in the House
Debbie Dingell, a prominent Democrat and wife of long-time retiring Rep. John Dingell, will announce Friday in Michigan she is running for Congress, The Detroit News has a learned.
9:08 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Longest Serving Member of U.S. House, Michigan Democrat John Dingell Won't Seek Re-election

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Dingell first came to Congress after he won a special election in 1955. This is his 29th full term in the U.S. House
John Dingell, longest serving U.S. representative, to retire The Dearborn Democrat who replaced his father in the House some 58 years ago and became one of the most powerful members of Congress ever, will step down after this year, capping a career unmatched.
6:21 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Petition Drive for Minimum Wage Increase Launches in Kalamazoo

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Raise Michigan has to gather 258,000 valid signatures by May 28th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - On Saturday, about 50 people gathered in the gymnasium of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Amid green balloons decorated with dollar signs, volunteers prepared to canvass for the first signatures to put a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 on the November ballot.
1:03 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Group Seeking Higher Minimum Wage Boosts Proposal to $10.10 an Hour

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Michigan last raised minimum wage to $7.40 an hour in 2008
LANSING - The group behind a proposed petition drive to raise Michigan's minimum wage has increased its request to $10.10 per hour. The group, called Raise Michigan, submitted language to the Secretary of State last week for a petition to initiate legislation to increase the state's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by 2016.