Election 2014

6:28 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Michigan House Approves More Wolf Hunts

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Opponents say they will challenge the new law in court
Lansing The state House is poised Wednesday to vote on a petition-initiated law that would allow Michigan wolf hunting to continue and would appear to make moot two ballot proposals sponsored by opponents of the hunt.
8:54 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

New Poll Shows Schauer With Slight Lead in Governor's Race

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Democrat's lead is within the poll's margin of error
LANSING - Democratic challenger Mark Schauer has edged ahead of Gov. Rick Snyder by two percentage points, according to a new poll of likely voters in the Nov. 4 election. The results from EPIC-MRA of Lansing come just before the Labor Day holiday which is seen as the kickoff of the main campaign season and were released exclusively to the Free Press, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and statewide media partners.
7:32 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Ballot Language Error Causes Funding Headache for Watervliet

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Supervisor says special election could be held next year to address shortfall
WATERVLIET - An estimated $528,000 for the Watervliet area fire department is in jeopardy thanks to an oversight in tax renewal ballot language. And officials have missed a deadline to have voters solve the problem in the November election.
6:25 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Land Calls For Cutting Federal Gas Tax, Letting States Keep More Money

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Democrats call the Republican Senate candidate's plan "far-fetched and irresponsible"
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land proposed Tuesday taking away control of 75 percent of the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax from Uncle Sam and letting states like Michigan decide how to spend it.
6:12 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Spending in Michigan Governor's Race Could Top $40-Million

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Figure includes money spent on advertising by campaigns of both candidates and outside groups
LANSING - Elections typically don't shift into gear until after Labor Day, and Gov. Rick Snyder's re-election campaign is set to hit the airwaves Tuesday with its first new TV ad in more than two months.