2014 election

1:59 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Petition Drive for Part Time Legislature Can Proceed

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Over 322,000 signatures are required by July 7th to put proposal on the November ballot
The part-time Legislature petition would cut legislative sessions to 60 days a year and cut lawmakers pay in about half to $35,000 a year. It also would require that any amendments and substitutes to proposed bills would have to be published and held for five days before the Legislature could vote on the bills.
11:28 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Calhoun County Commissioner Announces State House Campaign

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Terris Todd will seek the seat in the 62nd state House district. It's currently held by fellow Democrat Kate Segal
A second Calhoun County commissioner has entered the race for Michigan's 62nd District. Terris Todd, a Democrat and five-term county commissioner, officially announced on Wednesday that he would seek the seat currently held by Rep. Kate Segal. He is the third candidate to enter the race, so far facing Republicans Art Kale and John Bizon.
Michigan budget
9:06 am
Thu February 6, 2014

State Budget Proposed in Political Season

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Interview with Zach Gorchow

Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says the budget proposed by Governor Rick Snyder looks like a Democratic governor's budget in some ways.

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Right to Work
8:23 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

WSW: How Right to Work Became Law in Michigan

Protesters rally at the state Capitol in 2012 opposing a "right to work" law for Michigan - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Andy Kroll

    

Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll takes a look at how a "conservative pipe dream" became reality in Michigan. 

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WestSouthwest
1:30 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

WSW: Republican Congressional candidate Jim Bussler

Jim Bussler
Credit Photo provided by Bussler campaign

WestSouthwest with Jim Bussler

Jim Bussler is challenging Congressman Fred Upton in this summer's Republican primary

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