Friday, December 28, 2012
A political expert said Michigan could be “ground zero for a recall vote” against Snyder in 2013.
Could the sudden passage of the highly controversial right-to-work legislation lead to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's name appearing on a statewide ballot for something other than his re-election campaign? One political expert thinks it's possible. Joshua Spivak, a senior fellow at Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, told Politico that Michigan could be “ground zero for a recall vote” against Snyder in 2013. “There doesn’t seem to be a specific goal of going after state legislatures or state governors in any significant way, though that might change in Michigan because of right-to-work (legislation),” Spivak said in the Politico story. Local recall elections, such as the one voters recently approved against Troy …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Five of the six statewide ballot proposals were defeated, according to early results.
Voters throughout Michigan chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney for president, according to early results, and voted no on at least five of the six state proposals. Michiganders also chose incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow over Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra for Senate, according to early results. Voter turnout was reported to be high across the state. In 2008, 66.2 percent of Michigan's registered voters cast ballots, the highest number since 1968 when voter turnout was 66.8 percent. On Tuesday, many precincts were still taking ballots well after 8 p.m. to accommodate voters. 1:32 AM: U.S. Rep. John Dingell claimed victory and a record-breaking 30th term in Congress. 12:46 AM: Results are trickling in. Dexter Patch reports Gretchen …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Get a free donut at Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop all day Nov. 6 with the purchase of a beverage.
After you fill in the tiny circles of freedom on the ballots today, stop by Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop for a free large circle of deliciousness. Tim Hortons is offering a coupon for a free donut, with the purchase of a beverage, all day Nov. 6 in honor of Election Day. Simply print the coupon available in the photo section of this article or go to the Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop website and present it at any Tim Hortons, including the Wyandotte location at 2704 Biddle. On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, Tim Hortons is giving all active and inactive U.S. military veterans a free donut in an effort to thank them for their service and dedication to their country, according to a Tim Hortons release. No purchase is necessary. Veterans need to …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Monday night's Wyandotte City Council meeting also is canceled due to Election Day.
Monday night's Wyandotte City Council meeting is canceled due to Tuesday being Election Day. While the council meeting is canceled, City Hall and other city buildings are open Monday. However, they will be closed on Tuesday. The next council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 12 on the second floor of City Hall. Tuesday's primary election doesn't feature any local races, but does have some county, state and federal seats, as well as several county and statewide ballot proposals. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. To view a sample ballot, click on the PDF tab to the right.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Here are details on the third and final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday. It will focus on foreign policy. Check below for more information on the debate, which is presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. FOX, which has aired the other two presidential debates, is not airing the third debate in light of game seven of the National League Championship Series. WXYZ-TV, the local ABC affiliate, also will not televise the third debate due to the Detroit Lions being on Monday Night Football. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Proposal 4 would also affirm limited collective bargaining rights for about 42,000 home health care workers.
Michigan's Proposal 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot pertains to home health care and the collective bargaining rights for thousands of workers. The proposal calls for the establishment of a "Michigan Quality Home Care Council" in the state constitution and would affirm limited collective bargaining rights for about 42,000 home health care workers. Those workers are hired and fired by the elderly or disabled participants of the Medicaid-funded Home Help Services Program, and are paid by the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Michigan Citizens Research Council states. The council would be the so-called public employer of home health care aides while the participants of the Home Health Care program would still have the right to choose, hire…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the second time Tuesday night. How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The third of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Tuesday night, broadcast live from Hofstra University. In their second meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign and domestic policy in a town hall format. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There is one remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates: There were two prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Here are details on the next debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday. The debate will be run in a town meeting format, with topics including domestic and foreign policy. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Debate watch parties: Team Romney will meet at Dearborn headquarters at 22707 Michigan Ave.; Team Obama will meet at the Northville Sports Den in Northville. Below is more detailed information on Tuesday night's debate, as …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The voter guide for Wayne County is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.
Wayne County voters will have plenty of decisions to make at the ballot box on Nov. 6. Among the decisions are five proposed amendments to the Wayne County Charter. In addition, there are races for Wayne County Prosecutor, Wayne County Sheriff, Wayne County Clerk, Wayne County Treasurer, Wayne County Register of Deeds, and Wayne County Commissioners. Nonpartisan races are for Circuit Court Judges and Probate Court Judges. There also is a Wayne County Community College millage. The PDF above is the official voter guide provided by the League of Women Voters and Vote411.org. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Vote in the poll and leave a comment below to let us know who you thought won the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
The second of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Thursday night, broadcast live from the Centre College in Danville, KY. In their only scheduled meeting of the campaign season—and with polls showing the race for the White House tightening—Vice President Joe Biden and Republican contender Paul Ryan went head to head. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Biden or Ryan came out on top. Remaining presidential debates are set for the following dates: RELATED: Who won the first presidential debate?