Tag: Michigan Republicans

Michigan’s Emergency Manager legacy: Democratic leaders work to clean up Republicans’ messes

Michigan’s Emergency Manager legacy: Democratic leaders work to clean up Republicans’ messes

I haven’t written much about the Flint Water Crisis lately, largely because my pals over at Michigan Advance and the fine reporters at MLive have been doing such a good job. I’m inspired to write today as I reflect on two recent stories, one of which is not actually about Flint. The first story is the astonishing move taken by […]

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Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

It’s not every day that a candidate tees themself up to be rejected by voters TWICE and to be defeated by not one, but TWO sitting U.S. Senators. But this week, that’s precisely what John James did, announcing he will run for U.S. Senate in Michigan a second time, this time facing off against the highly popular and well-funded Gary […]

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TAKE ACTION: Corporate pet stores behind effort to protect cruel “puppy mills” from regulation in Michigan

TAKE ACTION: Corporate pet stores behind effort to protect cruel “puppy mills” from regulation in Michigan

The following post was written by Beatrice M. Friedlander, JD, president of Attorneys for Animals. Ask your Michigan State Senators to stand up for man’s best friend Most Michiganders, like most Americans, agree that it is unacceptable to raise dogs and puppies in cruel conditions. Yet many puppies offered for sale in this state come from “puppy mills.” Take action […]

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Michigan Republicans want to get rid of returnable bottles & cans and a half million acres of wetlands

Michigan Republicans want to get rid of returnable bottles & cans and a half million acres of wetlands

We all suspected this was going to be a VERY rough enflamed duck session and we all were right. Two bill introduced this week seek to hurt Michigan’s environment. The first is House Bill 6532. This bill would do away with Michigan’s law that requires non-reusable containers to have a deposit which encourages people to return them to the store […]

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Anti-labor hypocrisy is clear as day in lame duck bill to kneecap (some) unions in Michigan. Again.

Anti-labor hypocrisy is clear as day in lame duck bill to kneecap (some) unions in Michigan. Again.

This week marks the painful beginning of the lame duck (or, as I call it, “enflamed duck”) session in the Michigan State legislature. With a Democratic governor about to take the reins, Republicans are hell-bent to pass as much regressive legislation into law as they can before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moves into her new office. One of the worst is […]

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Michigan Senate Republicans only allow their Democratic colleagues half the resources to serve their constituents

Michigan Senate Republicans only allow their Democratic colleagues half the resources to serve their constituents

Perusing the Facebook pages of some of the Democrats who won their elections last week, I came across a post by Jeff Irwin, the newly-minted Democratic Senator in Michigan’s 18th state Senate district. In it, he reveals that Democratic members of the state Senate are given $129,700 plus two staff benefit packages (for two staff members.) Republican senators, in sharp […]

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The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The biggest and most profound victory in Michigan on Election Day was, for me at least (and LOLGOP chides me about mentioning this on the pod all the time) that Michigan’s Bigot-in-Chief, Bill Schuette is being replaced as Attorney General by lesbian attorney Dana Nessel. Dana is the amazing woman who helped bring marriage equality to the USA, something Schuette […]

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Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Republican Party creates front groups to fund effort to promote a Green Party candidate and draw votes from Democrat Gretchen Whitmer

The stench of desperation has overcome the Michigan Republican Party. As I reported yesterday, they sent mailers to the districts of three of their House candidates claiming they are endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). They are not and, in fact, in two of those races, the POAM actually endorsed the Democratic candidate. Today I have evidence […]

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Michigan Republican Party sent out political mailers lying about their candidates’ endorsements in three state House races

Michigan Republican Party sent out political mailers lying about their candidates’ endorsements in three state House races

The Michigan Republican Party has been caught sending out misinformation about their candidates in three State House races. Mailers sent by the MRP claim three of their candidates, Annette Glenn in the 98th House District, Dave Morgan in the 62nd House District, and Andrea Schroeder in the 43rd House District, were endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM). […]

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Like Bill Schuette, Republican Congressman Mike Bishop has no problem using your tax dollars on himself and his friends

Like Bill Schuette, Republican Congressman Mike Bishop has no problem using your tax dollars on himself and his friends

By now it’s no secret that Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette used his office and staff for his own personal work. From working on political operations and promoting his book tour to conducting multi-million dollar real estate transactions and hiring “Republican campaign activists” as staff in his office right before the 2016 campaign began, Bill Schuette appears to view tax […]

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Faced with an amateur, feckless candidate, Michigan GOP resorts to a bizarre “she’s trying to silence you” attack on Democrat Laurie Pohutsky

Faced with an amateur, feckless candidate, Michigan GOP resorts to a bizarre “she’s trying to silence you” attack on Democrat Laurie Pohutsky

The race for Michigan’s open seat in the 19th State House District is a virtual tie according to polling. Democrats have a dynamite young woman running. Laurie Pohutsky is a microbiologist (you know I have a soft spot for scientists!) who has an impressive list of endorsements from progressive and labor organizations as well as notable community leaders. She supports […]

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