Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 7:45 AM EDT Oct 23, 2018 LANSING — Michigan’s Libertarian candidate for governor wants to use taxpayer money to pay young single women not to have children. An independent candidate for attorney general went to court to overturn Michigan’s ballot signature requirements and is seen by analysts as a potential spoiler in the race between Republican Tom Leonard and Democrat Dana Nessel. And the U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate for secretary of state has a profile so low that he not only has no campaign website, he can’t be found on Facebook or Twitter, either. Michigan's third-party and independent candidates for statewide office represent a rich political mosaic, and they can't be neatly categorized. Some are earnest and running to win. Others know they will lose but are running to educate voters on pet issues. Some are deeply committed to the principles of their party banner. Others are in … [Read more...] about Michigan election 2018: Here are your third-party options
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Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 12:35 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 LANSING — An open seat for the top spot in Michigan government has drawn nine candidates for the Aug. 7 primary election. An additional five candidates are still in the hunt for governor for the Nov. 6 general election as well. Parties that are not on the primary ballot, such as the Green Party, can still nominate a general election candidate at a party convention. The field, which once numbered 20, was slimmed down in April, when major party candidates had to file required signatures to get their names on ballots. The governor serves a four-year term and is paid $159,300 a year, plus a $54,000 expense allowance. REPUBLICANS (4) Brian Calley Background: Calley, 40, of Portland has been the lieutenant governor of Michigan since 2011. He earlier served two terms in the state House and two terms with the Ionia County Board of Commissioners. In 2017, Calley spearheaded a ballot initiative … [Read more...] about Michigan governor’s race: 14 candidates aiming to replace Rick Snyder
Paul Egan and Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jul 28, 2018 Three Democrats are competing to be Michigan’s next governor. The party's top candidate in the Aug. 7 primary will face off in November against the top Republican candidate. Here are the Democratic candidates’ positions on some key political issues: Roads Gretchen Whitmer: Her catchphrase on the campaign trail is “just fix the damn roads” by creating a “Rebuild Michigan Bank,” which could only be used for infrastructure improvements. It would be fueled by either user fees approved by the Legislature or a statewide bond issue approved by voters that would raise $3 billion a year for roads, bridges and water infrastructure improvements. Abdul El-Sayed: Create a state “infrastructure bank,” where state dollars can be used for infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges and water pipes. The bank would be fueled by a shift of money that is … [Read more...] about Where they stand: Dem candidates for governor on Michigan issues
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 3:57 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 Lansing — Donors behind a $1.8 million ad campaign featuring Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Gretchen Whitmer may not be revealed until after the Aug. 7 primary despite a lapsed deadline and pledged transparency by organizers. Build a Better Michigan, a political organization launched by Whitmer’s allies that is running friendly ads across the state, was required to file its initial disclosure report to the Internal Revenue Service on July 15. The group did so by mail rather than electronically, President Mark Burton said Monday . He has not responded to multiple subsequent Detroit News requests to share the document during what could be a lengthy publication delay by the IRS. An agency spokesman told The News it can take as long as eight to 10 weeks for the IRS to upload a report submitted by mail to its public website, meaning Build a Better Michigan’s donors may not be known … [Read more...] about Whitmer ad donors may stay ‘dark’ through Michigan Democratic gov primary
ALICE YIN, Associated Press Updated 7:54 am, Saturday, May 12, 2018 Photo: Alice Yin, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In a photo from May 4, 2018, Dakota Carter, a graduate of Charlotte High School revisits its campus in Charlotte, Mich. Carter, 19, now works as a car mechanic and credits his success to a career and technical training program at his high school – the type that would be promoted by Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed Marshall Plan for Talent. less In a photo from May 4, 2018, Dakota Carter, a graduate of Charlotte High School revisits its campus in Charlotte, Mich. Carter, 19, now works as a car mechanic and credits his success to a career and technical ... more Photo: Alice Yin, AP Can Snyder's 'Marshall Plan' fill the Michigan talent gap? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery LANSING, Mich. (AP) — … [Read more...] about Can Snyder’s ‘Marshall Plan’ fill the Michigan talent gap?