Voters in Portage will elect a mayor and three members to the City Council on November third. All of the candidates participated in a forum on Wednesday September 30th hosted by the Kalamazoo Gazette.


"Lansing — Republican presidential candidate and Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is returning to Michigan to hold an Oct. 5 campaign rally in Kalamazoo. Cruz’s campaign is planning a morning rally next Monday inside Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center. The event will mark Cruz’s third campaign visit to Michigan and his second in the past month." (Detroit News)


Democrats at the state Capitol have unveiled a new plan meant to help middle class families. The proposal would create or increase tax credits and deductions for families, seniors, and college students. 

"The League of Women Voters in Michigan is hosting 30 town hall meetings around the state to address redistricting. The league is advocating for an independent commission to draw the lines for Congressional, State House, and Senate districts instead of letting politicians draw them." (WDET)

"LANSING — When Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced in 2013 that he was shutting down his controversial NERD Fund, it was in response to critics who complained the fund accepted more than $1.6 million in donations from corporations and other donors with no disclosure about who the donors were and how they might be linked to state contracts or important policy decisions." (Detroit Free Press)