Politics

WASHINGTON – Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon who grew up in poverty in Detroit and a possible candidate for president in 2016, will return to the city early next month to make an announcement, his campaign office confirmed Monday. While the topic of the announcement was not revealed, it is likely linked to Carson's intentions regarding the Republican presidential nomination. Carson, 63, was the first high-profile Republican to formally enter the presidential process when he formed an exploratory committee in early March. (Detroit Free Press)

Detroit — Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday he’s not setting a timetable on when to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president. “I’m going to decide this when I want to decide it,” Kasich said at a Detroit Economic Club luncheon speech at Cobo Center. “I am seriously considering it.” (Detroit News)

If the election were held today, the proposal to raise Michigan's sales tax to fix the state's crumbling roads and bridges, among other things, would go down by a huge 3-1 margin, according to a new poll. (Detroit Free Press)

Miller Not Ruling Out Run for Governor in 2018

Mar 31, 2015
WMUK

(Lansing-Gongwer News Service) Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller is not ruling out a run for governor in 2018.  

Michigan’s business community appears to lack a unified front as the May 5 election approaches for Proposal 1, a major ballot measure seeking to overhaul the state’s mechanism for transportation funding. While several local chambers of commerce, including the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, have come out in support of the proposal, the statewide Michigan Chamber of Commerce is remaining neutral due to a lack of consensus among members. By comparison, a statewide group representing independent businesses is opposed to the proposal. (MiBiz)

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