Politics

7:03 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Schauer Calls for Four Debates with Governor Snyder

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Schauer also wants a debate between the candidates for Lieutenant Governor. Snyder noncommittal to debates before general election
Mackinac Island Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mark Schauer on Wednesday challenged Gov. Rick Snyder to four debates in the general election cycle a move the incumbent called premature. Schauer, a former congressman and state legislator from Battle Creek, proposed he and Snyder debate once in August, again in September and then square off twice in October before the Nov.
7:42 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Snyder Maintains Lead in Latest Poll

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Poll in February showed governor with similar lead
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder holds a nine-point lead over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, despite a dip in Snyder's approval ratings since February, a new poll shows. The poll by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, done exclusively for the Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and our statewide media polling partners, shows Snyder with a 47%-38% lead over Schauer, with 15% undecided or refusing to say who they support.
7:41 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Peters Leads in Latest Poll of Senate Race

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Democrat has large advantage with woman voters
Gary Peters, a Democratic congressman from Bloomfield Township, held a 44%-38% lead over Republican Terri Lynn Land with 18% undecided in an exclusive poll of 600 likely Michigan voters done for the Free Press, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and our statewide media polling partners EPIC-MRA of Lansing May 17-20.
Minimum Wage
7:34 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Signed Into Law

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR

Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow on the increase in Michigan's minimum wage

Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says Republicans feared a ballot proposal to boost the minimum wage of $10.10 an hour. 

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Campaign Spending
6:53 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Analysis Shows Independent Spending Dominating Gubernatorial and Senate Campaigns

Credit WMUK

Most of the money being spent on ads in Michigan's campaign for Governor and U.S. Senate comes from outside groups. 

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