Election 2014

6:27 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Top Aide to Governor Rick Snyder Claimed Principal Property Tax Exemption in Two States

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Democrats have called for independent investigation for possible fraud
LANSING, MI -- A top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who ran for a Republican precinct delegate post this month in Bath Township is registered to vote in two states and has reportedly claimed principal property tax exemptions in each.
6:36 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Chief Appeals Court Judge Seeks Democratic Nomination for State Supreme Court

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William Murphy is making his second run for the state's highest court
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A second West Michigan judge has thrown his hat in the ring to become the first Grand Rapids area jurist to sit on the State Supreme Court since World War II. William B. Murphy is the chief judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals and an East Grand Rapids resident who served there on the city commission.
7:52 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Returns Show Gap in Taxes Paid by Peters, Land

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Land says low tax rate is due to contributions to charity
Lansing Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Gary Peters and his wife paid an effective federal income tax rate of 18 percent in the last three years, a contrast to the less than 3 percent tax Republican opponent Terri Lynn Land paid on her income after sizable deductions.
9:07 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Election 2014: An Incumbent who Taps Into Anger Against Congress

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Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Peter Wielhouwer says it's tough to defeat an incumbent in a Congressional primary or general election. 

Interview with Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Peter Wielhouwer

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6:31 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Proposal 1 Passes, Will End Tax on Business Equipment

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Ballot proposal had no organized opposition
Lansing A statewide ballot proposition that would end a long-time tax on manufacturing machinery and business equipment was leading Tuesday in early voting returns. With a small percentage of precincts reporting and an hour after the polls closed, the complicated Proposal 1-14 was being approved by a nearly 2-1 margin, 68 percent to 32 percent.