A brutal freeze-thaw cycle, high water table and being dead last in per capita road spending have colluded to make Michigan’s roads what they are, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said at an event at the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District on Tuesday night, March 10. Calley has been spreading the word across the state. (Holland Sentinel)


West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton will have served for 30 years in the House at this end of this term, and he's hoping voters will give him at least two more.  The St. Joseph Republican is Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was re-elected in November to his 15th term in the U.S. House. 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, who moved to Congress in 2003 after two terms as a popular Michigan secretary of state, announced Thursday that she will not run for re-election in 2016. Miller, a Republican, told the Free Press in an interview her surprise decision was based solely on a belief that she has been in the nation's capital long enough and she is looking to spend more time at home in Michigan. (Detroit Free Press)

LANSING, MI - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a leading business group with deep pockets and roughly 6,700 members, announced Monday that it will remain neutral on the state's May 5 road and sales tax proposal.

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Michigan lobbyists spent more than $37-million trying to influence state lawmakers last year.