The state Court of Appeals has ruled that a shadowy group that calls itself the "Tea Party" should not appear on the November ballot. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the decision comes as the deadline for finalizing the statewide ballot is fast approaching.
Plans to expand bio-manufacturing in mid-Michigan are gathering momentum thanks to a new, two-year state grant. The economic development organization Prima Civitas is using the quarter-million dollars in part to create a "regional skills alliance" that will look at how to train workers in the growing field.
David Hollister is the CEO of Prima Civitas. He says car manufacturers, especially in Europe, are driving the trend.
EAST LANSING, MI – Republican nominee for governor Rick Snyder's campaign bus rolls through northern and western Michigan on Monday. Snyder and the rest of the ticket is stumping for votes following a brutal GOP convention in East Lansing this past weekend that often pitted insurgent tea party delegates against the Republican establishment.
Snyder says a rough convention did not alter his campaign strategy of focusing on jobs and the economy, and appealing to independents and Democrats for votes.
DETROIT – The Michigan Democratic Party Convention wrapped up in Detroit on Sunday. Democratic candidate for governor Virg Bernero and his running mate Brenda Lawrence used much of their closing speeches to stress their campaign theme of the importance of Main Street over Wall Street.
Bernero says his opponent, Republican candidate Rick Snyder, is representative of moneyed interests.
By Laura Weber, Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Network
DETROIT/LANSING – The Michigan Republican and Democratic parties held conventions over the weekend to finalize their tickets and come together after contested primaries. As we hear in two reports, both parties face challenges going forward. Republicans have to deal with a tea party insurgency in their ranks, and Democrats intend to run against the status quo in Lansing.