Donations Rise While Legislation Passes

Jun 1, 2017
Mi-Thirve / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN Lansing) Some businesses are set to get millions of dollars in tax incentives -- if Governor Snyder signs a package of bills. Around the time those bills were going through the legislature, business groups were giving big political action committee donations to some key lawmakers. 

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

(MPRN-Mackinac Island) Governor Rick Snyder spoke out against a toxic political culture that he says it’s getting in the way of practical problem-solving. The governor was speaking to a gathering of business and political leaders at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual policy conference on Mackinac Island. 

Lt. Governor Brian Calley
State of Michigan website

(MPRN-Mackinac Island) The job of state lawmaker would be part-time under a ballot campaign launched Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley. 

City of Portage

Portage Mayor Peter Strazdas says he won't run again this fall.  Meanwhile a member of the city council has announced she's running for mayor. 

Congressman Fred Upton - file photo

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says he expects a very different health care bill to come out of the United States Senate. Upton’s vote was seen as crucial to getting the American Health Care Act through the House.