Backers of a minimum wage hike in Michigan say they'll ask voters to approve increasing the rate to $9.50 an hour and eventually bringing tipped employees to the same rate.
While Democrat Mark Schauer is busy putting his campaign plan into high gear for the upcoming race for governor, he's also quietly beginning the delicate task of choosing a running mate.
It was the first policy platform announced by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer, who is calling for a boost in the minimum wage to $9.25 an hour.
In an early sign that the 2014 Michigan gubernatorial race could be a financial mismatch, incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder was purchasing TV ad time during the Super Bowl on Tuesday while Democratic challenger Mark Schauer confirmed he is seeking public funds to help finance his campaign into August.
The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal over Michigan's sore loser law that kept Gary Johnson from appearing as a Libertarian presidential candidate on the state ballot after running in the Republican primary.
Michigan lawmakers have finished approving bills to double the maximum contributions to political candidates and block a plan to require disclosure of donors to certain kinds of election ads.
A pro-hunting coalition got the go-ahead today to launch a petition drive that would circumvent two ballot proposals aimed at stopping gray wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula.
Republican Ruth Johnson on Thursday proposed a rule to require sponsors of so-called "issue" ads to file reports with the state and meet current campaign finance requirements.
Driven by two billionaires and organized labor, liberal super PACs get to an early start. They are outspending conservative super PACs, but Republicans expect to catch up.
Despite the lopsided defeat in Saugatuck and Douglas, Gov. Rick Snyder, a proponent of consolidation of services in communities, was undeterred by the loss.
For the first time in 29 years, Grandville has a new mayor.
The proposal failed 418 to 650 votes.
The measure was approved 60% to 40%, with 9,292 voting in favor and 6,180 against.
Stephen Kepley narrowly beat Sharon Brinks with 51% to 49% of the vote. Kepley earned 2,360 votes to Brinks' 2,264.
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