"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Seventeen months before the end of his term, state Rep. Brandon Dillon, D-Grand Rapids, will resign. The term-limited lawmaker who has been elected through 2016 will step down Aug. 3 as he takes on a new role as Michigan Democratic Party chairman. Dillon was chosen for that job over the weekend. (MLive)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Milwood neighborhood resident Kris Mbah has announced a bid to become Kalamazoo's next mayor, making him the first candidate to officially challenge longtime mayor Bobby Hopewell."

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell has announced he will seek a fifth term as the city's mayor in the upcoming Nov. 3 election." (Kalamazoo Gazette)


(MPRN-Lansing) An effort is underway put mandatory paid sick leave for all Michigan workers on the November 2016 ballot.

"Leaders in Michigan's Democratic Party will gather in Port Huron on Saturday to elect a new chairman, replacing Lon Johnson, who is stepping down after two years at the helm to run for Republican Rep. Dan Benishek's seat representing the Upper Peninsula and portions of northern lower Michigan." (Detroit Free Press)