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Michigan smokers, drinkers paid twice as much in total taxes as its businesses did

Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Michigan has found a way to make up for some of its budget shortfall after cutting corporate taxes to the bone—just tax people who smoke and drink more! Chad Livengood reports: Revenue from so-called...Show More Summary

Extreme Bill Would Override All Local Employment Laws, Including LGBT Protections

During a meeting of the Michigan House Committee on Commerce and Trade, Republican lawmakers sneakily introduced a substitute bill replacing HB 4052. The new legislation, sponsored by Rep. Earl Poleski (R), overrides all local ordinances governing employers’ relationships with their employees. Because of the way it would impose state control, opponents have dubbed it the […]

White House issues veto threat to trade currency measure

Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, want the Senate to vote on an amendment to the trade bill that would place prohibitions on currency manipulation into trade agreements.

Michigan GOP ‘exercise in reprioritization’ fixes roads by raising taxes only on the working poor

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter (R) announced this week that Republicans had put together a plan for Michigan road funding by raising part of the money on the backs of the working poor. “We have to determine what are the core functions of state government and let’s budget...

'Homosexuality is a Behavior' Says Disgusting Hate Group Billboard Campaign in Michigan: VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Faith 2 Action, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, Judicial Action Group, American Family Association of Pennsylvania and Conservative Republicans of Texas are among groups behind a campaign making itself known on billboards around Michigan in advance of the U.S. Supreme...

Rick Snyder Will Not Pursue A Presidential Bid

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Thursday that he will not pursue the Republican nomination for president, confirming earlier reports that he would not join the race. Snyder released a statement on his government website breaking the news. "I will focus my attention on continuing Michigan’s reinvention," Snyder said in the statement. Show More Summary

Michigan Gov. Snyder rules out Republican presidential run

(AP) — Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has ruled out running for president in 2016. Snyder has upped his out-of-state travel after allies formed a nonprofit fund to help him tell of Michigan's economic rebound, raising prospects of a potential campaign.

Snyder Won’t Make Presidential Bid After All

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) “will not run for president in 2016, according to two sources familiar with his planning,” Politico reports. “Snyder, a Republican who was first elected in 2010, has been traveling across the country in recent weeks [...]

Michigan Governor Snyder Will Not Run For President In 2016: REPORT

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, will not run for U.S. president in 2016, Politico reported on Wednesday, citing two sources familiar with his planning. Snyder has been traveling across the country...Show More Summary

PAUL RAHE: A Warning to Republicans Nationwide. On Tuesday, as I reported, the voters in Michiga…

PAUL RAHE: A Warning to Republicans Nationwide. On Tuesday, as I reported, the voters in Michigan went to the polls to vote on a sales tax increase aimed in part – but only in part – at repairing the state’s disintegrating roads. The turnout was far larger than I expected. Something like one voter in […]

No New Taxes

Michigan voters today overwhelmingly rejected a tax-hike plan that Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, had urged them to pass. About a week and a half ago, Snyder apparently was thinking about running for president.

Scott Walker heads to Michigan on Monday

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to travel to Michigan to speak at two Republican fundraisers on Monday, continuing his tour of the Midwest ahead of a likely run for president. He won't be the only prominent Republican in the state that day: Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, plans to be in his hometown of Detroit on Monday […]

Rick Snyder Watch

If Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to pursue the Republican presidential nomination, he’s going to have to explain to conservatives why he wants Michiganders to vote themselves a big tax increase on Tuesday. I write on Proposal 1 in the Wall Street Journal here.

Ben Carson To Announce Tomorrow

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Detroit News: In Michigan on Monday, Carson will pray with a group of pastors at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History before officially launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination before supporters at the Detroit Performing Arts Center. Show More Summary

Two More for 2016? Kasich, Snyder Would Bring Heterodoxy to the Mix

Two Republicans governors, John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan, who are getting closer to a decision on whether to run for president are cut from a very different cloth than the first three GOP candidates to officially enter the 2016 race.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Hints at Presidential Bid

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made a surprise pivot toward an influential group of Jewish Republicans convening in Las Vegas this weekend, leaving some with the impression he could jump into the crowded GOP presidential field.

Michigan’s Republican Governor May Jump In

Rick Snyder is yet another Republican eying a 2016 presidential run. The Guardian reports: Snyder mingled with donors at a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas on Friday and told at least one attendee that he was a candidate. On Saturday morning, the former Minnesota senator Norm Coleman told reporters: “I [...]

Sen. Robert Griffin dies at 91; Republican urged Nixon to resign

Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at 91.

Robert P. Griffin, who served in House and Senate from Michigan, dies at 91

Robert P. Griffin, a Michigan Republican who served in both houses of Congress, including eight years as the Senate minority whip, and who led a 1968 filibuster that blocked Lyndon B. Johnson’s nomination of Abe Fortas as chief justice, died April 16 at his home in Traverse City, Mich. He was 91.Read full article >>

Fund for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hints at presidential run

(AP) — People close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have formed a fund so he can travel the country and tell of the state's rebound under his watch, raising the prospect of a potential presidential bid. An aide close to the Republican governor tells The Associated Press that a 501(c)(4) group, Making Government Accountable, has been established.

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