"Spending and fundraising are down in this year's Battle Creek City Commission election, and Andy Helmboldt is the Nov. 3 race's top fundraiser so far. The at-large commissioner, who is seeking a third term, has raised $2,374 for his campaign, according to early financial reports filed last week." (Battle Creek Enquirer)


Voters in Kalamazoo will elect seven members to the city commission next week. Under a new format, the vote for mayor is separate from the other six city commissioners. WMUK’s Gordon Evans spoke with both men running for Mayor of Kalamazoo


Kevin Travis says his basic political philosophy is “we don’t care what you do with your personal life, just don’t expect us to pay for it.”

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(MPRN-Lansing) A fight over signature-gathering is the next battle over a question to outlaw guaranteed union-level wages on public projects. 

"Lansing — The wealthy DeVos clan outspent the entire United Auto Workers labor union in Michigan politics last year, as higher limits for individual contributions allowed the politically powerful west Michigan family to give more to Republican candidates than ever before." (Detroit News)