• Rep. Scott Dianda Wants Bill Schuette to Investigate High Gas Prices

    “As the state’s elected consumer protection advocate, AG Schuette has a responsibility to protect Michigan families,” said [Rep.] Dianda. “Frankly I am surprised he has not opened an investigation already. Instead of using his position to advocate for our hardworking families and seniors, too often we have seen he uses it for grandstanding in his …

    May 31, 2018
  • “Bill Schuette: Healthcare Killer” 

    Medicaid Recipients from Detroit, Flint blast Schuette’s plan to cut healthcare More than 100 low-income voters from Detroit and Flint will flood GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette’s state office Thursday, holding a “die-in” to protest his plan to cut healthcare for nearly 700,000 people who rely on the state’s expanded Medicaid program enacted under Republican …

    May 31, 2018
  •  ‘Pink wave’ of Michigan women seeks to change the face of power

    — The crush of Democratic candidates is motivated in part by Republican President Donald Trump and the policies of the GOP-controlled Congress.  — Three of the 19 women running for the U.S. House in Michigan are Republicans . . . A majority of Michigan’s 200 female state candidates are also Democrats. — “I’ve had so many …

    May 29, 2018
  • Democrats in Michigan far more motivated to vote this election: New poll

    Skubick: New poll finds gap in voter motivation 13 percent more Democratic women are eager to vote than their counterparts in the Republican Party. And the same holds true along party lines as 63 percent of the Democrats are eager to vote while 53 percent of the Republicans say the same thing, a ten-point gap. …

    May 29, 2018
  • “Bill Schuette repeatedly used the Attorney General’s Office for personal and political gain” — Calley campaign

    Too ambitious? That’s in the past, AG Schuette says “From using taxpayer funds to pay for campaign field staff to using state employees to execute millions of dollars in offshore real estate deals while on the taxpayers’ time, Bill Schuette repeatedly used the Attorney General’s Office for personal and political gain,” Calley campaign spokesman Michael …

    May 25, 2018
  • Schuette financial disclosure: “$323,000 in checking accounts”

    Schuette financial disclosure shows assets total $13M — Schuette reported $6.5 million in the blind trusts. — He also listed “non-blind” assets . . . including two St. John parcels for sale for $4 million total, a one-third interest in an inherited family home on St. John shared with his two sisters and a $211,000 …

    May 25, 2018
  • Crain’s Detroit Business: “Schuette’s campaign did not respond” (TWICE)

    Schuette disclosures offer view inside Dow inheritance — But just how much Schuette ultimately paid in taxes for at least $2.4 million in proceeds from 2012 and 2013 land sales is unclear because he has not disclosed tax records from the trusts. Schuette’s campaign did not respond to a request by Crain’s to release the …

    May 25, 2018
  • Michigan Truth Squad: Shri Thanedar deflects blame for dire stories on lab animals  

    — Truth Squad finds Thanedar’s efforts to deflect responsibility for the animals to be unsupported, and award a rating of False.  — Court records also show Thanedar’s attorneys initially tried to block efforts to release the animals to sanctuaries so his business could try and sell the beagles and monkeys to other labs, reducing its bank debt. …

    May 24, 2018
  • Michigan Truth Squad: Calley’s ad would have been on far firmer ground declaring “Bill Schuette supported abortion rights”

    Brian Calley says Bill Schuette once supported abortion A 1990 Detroit News article referenced a 1984 interview Schuette gave to the newspaper where he was quoted as saying the decision to abort is “best made between the parties involved and their medical and religious advisers,’ although he added he personally opposed abortions and public spending …

    May 24, 2018
  • Quote of the Day: “Corporations are people, too.” — Republican State Rep. Tommy Brann

    Michigan House OKs plan to let industry officials help oversee environmental rules Environmentalists have likened the proposal to the proverbial “fox guarding the henhouse,” but GOP lawmakers and business groups contend it would add oversight to decisions made by unelected bureaucrats. . . . “Corporations are people, too,” said Rep. Tommy Brann, R-Wyoming, speaking in support …

    May 23, 2018
  • Schuette, Calley Clash As Campaign Heats Up

    “The rhetoric between Mr. Schuette and Calley has reached the point where it’s kind of personal,” Skubick said. “They’re killed him Shady Schuette and they’ve called him Clown Car Calley. It probably doesn’t get much worse that this, but we’ve got a long way to go before August.” Calley is chasing Schuette in the polls and wants …

    May 23, 2018
  • State Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich: The Snyder administration is letting “taxpayers foot the bill to help protect the very people who poisoned them.”

    Experts hired to help defend state DEQ workers bill taxpayers $108K so far The invoices for experts are in addition to more than $87,000 billed to state taxpayers by experts retained by two top executives for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services who have also been charged with crimes related to the water …

    May 22, 2018
  • Rick Snyder praises Brian Calley for raising taxes on Michigan working families

    Gov. Snyder: How Michigan became ‘comeback state’: With Calley’s leadership, we implemented a simple, fair and efficient tax system that didn’t pick winners and losers. We made Michigan into one of the most competitive places to do business in the nation. Scrapping the MBT and instituting this new tax system put Michigan on the path to …

    May 21, 2018
  • Lena Epstein missed 87% of the board meetings of the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund

    Kesto targets Epstein: An opponent in the 11th Congressional District Republican primary is criticizing businesswoman Lena Epstein for missing 87 percent of quarterly board meetings of the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund since 2012. “Epstein had a chance to work on the most important cause you can think of, protecting children from abuse, but she wouldn’t do the …

    May 21, 2018
  • State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. [D]: GOP Medicaid solution hurts the working poor

    In fact, this legislation will cost a fiscally irresponsible estimated $30 million annually to implement. When the majority of able-bodied Medicaid recipients are already working, why would we spend taxpayer money to punish them if they don’t? Perhaps worst of all, this legislation demonstrates its sponsors are willfully ignorant of the conditions Republican policies have …

    May 21, 2018
  • Schuette’s appeal puts “the interests of wealthy political donors ahead of everyday Michiganders.”

    Schuette will appeal court ruling that stopped funding for nonpublic schools Rep. Sam Singh, the House Democratic leader from East Lansing, said in a statement that Schuette’s appeal puts “the interests of wealthy political donors ahead of everyday Michiganders.” “I am disappointed that instead of fighting for the families of Flint or holding Enbridge accountable for …

    May 16, 2018