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Financial Disclosure Bills Move Forward

Sep 06, 2019

Legislation that would require financial disclosure by candidates for state-level offices and officeholders was reported by the House Elections and Ethics Committee this week. Under the proposal, candidates and officeholders would have to divulge sources of income, including stocks, investments and real estate assets owned, business associations above a certain threshold, and any relatives registered […]

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Transitioning from Campaigning to Governing

Nov 07, 2018

For winning candidates, an election night victory is the culmination of many months of hard work. The campaign strategy, fundraising, door knocking, and voter contact was an all-encompassing challenge they successfully navigated. While an election night victory is the end of one challenge, it marks the beginning of a new one: governing. Many incoming members […]

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The Race for Influence

Oct 03, 2018

When most people discuss the upcoming elections, more than likely they are referring to statewide and legislative races.  T.V. and radio ads serve as a constant reminder of how important these races are to our state’s future.  Point by point, the ads share a message of hope, sound judgement, and vision.  After months of ads, […]

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The Fog of War

Sep 26, 2018

Confusion caused by the chaos of war or battle; The Fog of War. This concept has been studied and heavily written about. As we move toward Election Day on November 6, many candidates are dealing with a similar fog, the fog of campaigns. While campaigns are not life-and-death, and I’m in no way comparing the […]

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Learning to Be a Great Public Servant

Aug 29, 2018

Just weeks from now, voters in all 50 states will elect state legislators and members of congress to represent them in the new legislative term beginning in January.  Many will be new to the respective bodies to which they were elected, with much to learn about their new job and the institution.  Typically, the chamber […]

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Schuette Picks Posthumus Lyons as Running Mate

Aug 17, 2018

Attorney General Bill Schuette, Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, selected Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his Lieutenant Governor running mate. Lyons served three-terms as member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2011-2016 where she also served as chair of the House Education Committee and as Assistant Majority Floor Leader in the House. In 2016 she was […]

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Primary Election Overview: 9th U.S. House District

May 22, 2018

Through the primary election on August 7, on every Tuesday and Thursday on the MLC Blog we will be highlighting races for which the primary is the key race due to the voter base.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available. District Overview The 9th Congressional district is in Southeast Michigan and includes […]

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Candidates File for August Primary

Apr 27, 2018

This past Tuesday was the filing deadline for most candidates wishing to be on the August 7th primary ballot. “While this may be a midterm election year, it is shaping up to be a big one for the State of Michigan as all statewide offices and all seats in the Michigan Legislature are up for […]

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