Politics

6:42 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Parties Pick New Legislative Leaders

Aric Nesbitt of Lawton will be new House Majority Floor Leader
Lansing - Senate Republicans chose Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof to be their next majority leader, one of the two top legislative leadership posts, when the Legislature starts its 97th session next year. The election of Meekhof, a 54-year-old Republican from West Olive in the Holland area, reflects the growing legislative influence of western Michigan politicians.
1:03 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Snyder Says Roads is Top Priority

Also wants lawmakers to consider adding protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to state's law protecting against discrimination
Gov. Rick Snyder said today that getting a deal in the Legislature to raise more than $1 billion more a year to fix and maintain the state's roads and bridges is his No. 1 priority after "a very successful election."
12:42 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

In Statement, O'Brien Says She is "Humbled and Honored" by state Senate Campaign Victory

But McCann has not conceded, and may ask for a recount
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Margaret O'Brien issued a statement Wednesday morning, saying that she is "deeply humbled and honored" to have been elected the senator for Michigan's 20th District but that there is "much work to be done." The formal statement comes after she declared victory at about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Election 2014
11:16 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Kalamazoo County Has One of Few Close Races for State Senate

Tim Snow reads election results early Wednesday morning
Credit WMUK

    

Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark says there are many reasons why the 20th state Senate District race was decided by less than 100 votes. 

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Election 2014
11:15 am
Wed November 5, 2014

2014 Election Looks Similar to 2010

The last returns counted in Kalamazoo County early Wednesday morning
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Peter Wielhouwer says mid-term elections tend to be tough for the party that holds the White House. 

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