Michigan politics

NewsRoom
6:11 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Election Complaint Against Snyder Dismissed

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State elections officials say Governor Rick Snyder can use his official website and e-mail to express his views on ballot proposals – as long he does not specifically advocate for their approval or defeat.

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NewsRoom
6:13 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Secretary Of State Dismisses Complaints Against Bolger, Schmidt

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Michigan Democrats have not been able to prove House Speaker Jase Bolger and Representative Roy Schmidt broke the law in a party-switch scandal this year. That’s according to the state Bureau of Elections.

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NewsRoom
6:21 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

ACLU Sues Over Campaign Sign Ban For Bars And Restaurants

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A rule banning Michigan bar and restaurants from displaying campaign signs faces a legal challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union.

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NewsRoom
6:45 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

$30 Million Poured into Ballot Proposal TV Ads Since August

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Interest groups are spending unprecedented amounts of money on TV ads supporting or opposing initiatives to amend the state constitution. That’s according to a report from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.

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NewsRoom
6:35 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Reimbursement To Be Sought for Special Primary

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Oakland County wants to be reimbursed for the $200,000 spent on a special primary to fill the final weeks of Thaddeus McCotter's term in the U.S. House.

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NewsRoom
6:35 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Judge Will Lead Inquiry in Schmidt-Bolger Case

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A one-judge grand jury will look into whether there was any illegal activity involved in the party-switching plot between state Representative Roy Schmidt and state House Speaker Jase Bolger.

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NewsRoom
6:28 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Dem Chair Brewer Re-Files Campaign Complaint on Bolger, GOP Staff

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The chair of the Michigan Democratic Party says a prosecutor’s report shows his complaint of election law violations deserves another look. Mark Brewer says state House Speaker Jase Bolger and other Republicans used state resources to plot a lawmaker’s defection to the GOP and put a fake Democrat on the ballot.

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NewsRoom
3:41 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Democrats Call for House Inquiry into Actions by Schmidt, Bolger

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Democrats at the state Capitol are calling for an investigation into whether House Speaker Jase Bolger and state Representative Roy Schmidt broke ethics rules.

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TV Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Fri June 1, 2012

John Yob | Off the Record OVERTIME | 6/1/12

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. Republican strategist John Yob, with Kathy Barks Hoffman, Susan Demas, Dave Murray and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

TV Made in Michigan
1:15 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Off the Record | May 4, 2012

The panel discusses medical marijuana laws, free college tuition, and Snyder as a possible Romney running mate. Susan Demas, Bill Ballenger and Rick Albin join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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TV Made in Michigan
2:47 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Off the Record | April 13, 2012

Former correspondents Brancato, Waymire, Hornbeck, and Bebow appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

With state lawmakers on break, this special edition focuses on the quality of political coverage by news media at the state capitol. Former correspondents Andi Brancato, Dave Waymire, Mark Hornbeck, and John Bebow join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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NewsRoom
6:27 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Court Orders GOP Majority to Record Votes

A political fight between Republicans and Democrats at the state Capitol has landed in court.

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TV Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Off the Record OVERTIME | Mike Green Post-program Q&A | 3/23/12

After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat. State Senator Mike Green-R, with Zachary Gorchow, Bill Ballenger, Rick Pluta and Tim Skubick. #OTRwkar

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