Ruth Johnson

"The Michigan Secretary of State is suing Hewlett-Packard for failing to upgrade the computer systems in 131 Secretary of State offices. The tech provider did not complete the $49 million upgrade by the 2010 deadline and stopped providing technical support after the contract was terminated this summer." (WDET)


Republicans in the state Senate have put a damper on a legislative effort to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan. 


A plan to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan is gaining significant support from Republicans. 


Ruth Johnson says she would like to spend the next four years following through on pilot projects launched in her first term.

WKAR, Kevin Lavery


Secretary of State Ruth Johnson proposed changing disclosure requirements for so-called "issue ads," but the state Senate moved quickly on Thursday to nullify any changes.