Politics

City of Portage

Portage Mayor Peter Strazdas says he won't run again this fall.  Meanwhile a member of the city council has announced she's running for mayor. 

Congressman Fred Upton - file photo
WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says he expects a very different health care bill to come out of the United States Senate. Upton’s vote was seen as crucial to getting the American Health Care Act through the House.


Battle Creek City Hall - file photo
WMUK

Moving Battle Creek city elections would save money and could increase turnout. But it might also mean less focus on city elections sharing a ballot with state and federal elections.


Tom Arthur/Wikicommons

(MPRN-Lansing) A petition campaign will launch soon to put a measure on the ballot to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Michigan. 

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The Michigan Campaign Finance Network’s analysis shows that the money raised by legislative caucus committees is setting the pace for a very expensive 2018.


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