Michigan residents are getting new chances to meet the candidates who want their votes.
Those running for governor, lieutenant governor and offices further down the ticket hit the road Monday for campaign stops. Republicans and Democrats settled on their general election slates during weekend conventions.
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.