Politics

6:27 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Snyder Maintains Fundraising Advantage Over Schauer

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Recent polls have shown a close race for Michigan Governor
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyder has a campaign cash advantage over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer heading into the final nine weeks of the general election race. The Republican governor reported having more than $2.8 million in his campaign war chest in late August, about $800,000 more than Schauer had on hand.
Election 2014
8:50 am
Thu September 4, 2014

WSW: State House Democratic Candidate Jon Hoadley

Jon Hoadley
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Jon Hoadley says he believes in a Michigan that "invests in people."

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6:15 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Judge Strikes Down Saugatuck Ordinance Limiting Signs

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City says it will review the opinion before deciding if they will appeal
An Allegan County judge declared unconstitutional the City of Saugatuck's sign rules Wednesday, Sept. 3, calling the limits blatant censorship while dismissing a citation against a controversial piece of art."You can't do that," District Court Judge Joseph Skocelas said about the city's rule that allows no more than three opinion signs on private property.
7:42 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Four Michigan Donors Take Advantage of New Campaign Contribution Limits

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Almost all of the money went to Republican candidates or conservative causes
Four Michiganians are among 310 nationwide who have taken advantage of a U.S. Supreme Court decision four months ago that eliminated limits on the amount of overall political contributions and have increased their giving, according to a Center for Responsive Politics analysis.
7:39 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Official Says Township Responsible for Improper Tax Break on Home of Snyder Aide

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Rich Baird has paid back taxes owed on home in Bath Township
LANSING - The assessor for Bath Township says it's the fault of the township - not Gov. Rick Snyder's aide Rich Baird - that Baird was improperly receiving a personal residence exemption for two homes. Beth Botke told the Free Press Tuesday she researched the tax issue and found Baird never requested a PRE for the home he bought in Bath Township in 2011.

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