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Michigan Republicans

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Governor Rick Snyder has proposed a plan to offset higher costs that could be forced on Michigan taxpayers as a result of the federal tax overhaul.  The biggest issue is the elimination of the federal personal exemption.


Michigan Capitol
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Local governments and police and firefighter unions are keeping a close eye on hearings to begin this week at the state Capitol.  GOP leaders are proposing more aggressive state oversight of local retirement funds. 


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Hundreds of police officers and firefighters converged Wednesday on the state Capitol.  They rallied to protect retirement benefits.


Brian Calley
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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley surprised no one when he announced Tuesday he would seek the Republican nomination for governor and try to become the first Number Two in Michigan’s executive office in a half-century to ascend to Number One.


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A new, Republican candidate has entered the ring to become the next Michigan Secretary of State. 


Michigan House of Representatives
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Political intrigue is being blamed for the collapse of a deal for the state to offer big tax breaks to employers who bring a lot of jobs to Michigan.


Rick Snyder
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There’s no end yet to the standoff between Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature’s Republican leaders that’s delayed wrapping up the state budget.  But they are talking again. 


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The Michigan Court of Appeals has put a lawsuit regarding state money for private schools on hold while it decides who can be part of it. 


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Governor Rick Snyder says disagreements over tax cuts and spending priorities won’t get in the way of wrapping up the state budget in a little over a month.

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A campaign committee controlled by Republican leaders is facing fines and questions over how it lost track of many thousands of dollars during the last election. 


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Pressure’s growing on Michigan’s congressional Republicans who have to make a decision whether to support a healthcare overhaul that could be voted on next week. 


Michigan House of Representatives
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An income tax rollback, a more transparent government, and reducing auto insurance rates - those are some of the main priorities for House Republicans during this session.  They rolled out the plan Thursday.


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State House Republicans are aggressively pushing through an income tax cut and rollback, despite numerous questions raised during a committee hearing about what funding cuts could happen in other areas if the bill passes.


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Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget has brought mixed reactions, in some cases from his own party. 


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget calls for saving and spending, but no new tax cuts to appease Republicans in the Legislature


Michigan Republican Party
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A battle has been averted over leadership of the Michigan Republican Party.  One of two contenders for the post of state party chair has dropped out.  Scott Hagerstrom led the state Donald Trump campaign, but that wasn’t enough to win him the job.


Jeff Irwin
Michigan House of Representatives / housedems.com

The legislative session in Lansing came to an end this year with a flurry.  Numerous bills were passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and sent to Governor Rick Snyder to be signed into law.  For some, it marks an end to time in office, but it also doesn't necessarily mean goodbye.


Michigan Electors Cast Votes For Trump

Dec 20, 2016
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Protests and a national campaign to convince presidential electors to vote for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump did nothing to change the result in Michigan. 


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A state elections panel meets this morning to deal with a court order to end the recount of ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election.  


Bill Schuette
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

More courtroom drama today as Michigan Republicans and the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump continue try to shut down the statewide ballot recount.  


Michigan Republicans
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This afternoon marks the deadline for Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s campaign to ask for a recount of the ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election. 


Michigan House of Representatives
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Republicans have hung onto their majority in the state House.  Meanwhile, Democrats are planning a change of leadership for next year. 


MI GOP
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A federal judge in New Jersey is asking the Michigan Republican Party to explain its Election Day anti-fraud plan. 

Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder’s administration and Republicans in the Legislature are at odds over how to pay for the Medicaid program.


Former President Bill Clinton was a crowd-stopper as he marched in Detroit’s Labor Day Parade on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign.  The parade was often delayed as Clinton was stopped for selfies. 

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