Politics

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Southfield City Council President Announces Entry Into Race For Mayor

Southfield City Council President Sylvia Jordan says she’ll run again for mayor of the city.

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

Manoj Bhargava (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Mskabich)

Founder Of 5-Hour Energy Drink Is Big Political Donor

The billionaire founder of the 5-hour Energy drink and his Michigan-based companies have given millions to candidates for state office and political groups across the country, but he remains little-known in his home state.

03/26/2015

2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 22:  A pro-life activist holds a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as he participates in the annual "March for Life" event January 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. The event was to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court abortion ruling.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Michigan Senate Passes ‘Choose Life’ License Plate Option

An amendment was rejected that would have given the money to the Department of Human Services’ effort to lower infant mortality rates.

CBS Detroit–03/18/2015

Rasmieh Odeh (foreground, right) is seen with supporters outside federal court in Detroit. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Chicago Activist Gets Prison Term For Immigration Crime

Rasmieh Odeh appeared Thursday in Detroit’s federal court, backed by dozens of supporters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2015

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Low Voter Turnout Marks Local Millage Elections Across State

Voters in Hazel Park and Eastpointe overwhelmingly approved a tax increase to fund police and fire departments in both cities.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2015

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Patterson Talks Property Tax Cuts, Possible Run For 7th Term

Patterson said he wouldn’t bet against running for a seventh term as county executive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2015

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GOP Lawmakers: Repeal Of Prevailing Wage Law Is Priority

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, said prevailing wage laws are an “unnecessary burden” on schools and municipal government.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2015

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Snyder Signs Law Banning College Athletic Unions

The measure blocks collective bargaining for university athletes by saying they aren’t public employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/30/2014

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