Schauer said the fine’s cancellation shows “rank corruption” in Snyder’s administration and Snyder “lied” by not confirming until Thursday that Aramark Correctional Services’ fine was canceled.
The idea is that by reducing Washington’s middleman role, money would be saved through less “red tape” and bureaucracy. Land estimates savings of up to 20 percent.
Polls this summer have shown the candidates about even.
In a race that looks to be a close one down the stretch, a new EPIC/MRA poll shows Democratic contender Mark Schauer now leading governor Rick Snyder in the race for Michigan’s top job.
Debates, while still vital in presidential contests, appear to have lost cachet in Michigan’s statewide races.
It is the most open seats since 1992 — when redistricting, retirements and a primary upset ushered out seven of 18 House members.
Michigan voters will go to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will set the stage for November races and decide the fate of a statewide ballot issue.
Big business has spent nearly $7 million promoting Proposal 1 in the last few weeks, even though there’s no organized opposition.
Mayors and others fear that if Prop 1 fails, the Legislature will re-enact the tax cut without diverting replacement revenue to municipalities.
A state official says unusual requests for absentee ballots in a Detroit suburb could lead to criminal charges.