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The School Funding Fury: Both Sides Spin To Win
Amid the claims, counterclaims, high dudgeon, fact-checking articles, name-calling and refusal to give an inch on the Great School Aid Dispute of 2014 between Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, there is only one certainty - both sides have used data to suit their needs and ignored inconvenient facts or previous statements.
Colbeck, Slavens Spar Over Women's Issues, Education
Talking with Sen. Patrick Colbeck about retaining his 7th Senate District seat, he is confident and collected. In fact, one might never guess that he has a major target on his back from Democrats trying to paint him as too extreme to continue representing his district.
Mielke Blasts Cotter As Too ‘Party-Line' In 99th; Cotter Remains Confident
Democrat Bryan Mielke said the 99th House District is a 50-50 district, but Republican Rep. Kevin Cotter, who holds the seat currently, votes as if it were an 80 percent GOP district. Mr. Cotter said he has shown voters a clear record and has a plan moving forward, which is something lacking from his opponent.
GOP Organization Requests More Time On Complaint
After coming under fire for paying for what could be construed as express advocacy rather than issue advertising, the Michigan Jobs and Labor Foundation, a 501(c)4 that has had a hand in paying for television advertising for some Republican Senate candidates, has requested an extension on a complaint filed by the campaign for Democratic Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes of Saginaw.
Senate Democrats Throwing More Money To McCann, Oakes, Spade
A 24-hour expenditure report for the Michigan Senate Democratic Fund filed Thursday shows the group has spent more money on three of the four biggest seats it is targeting this November.
DGA Again Hits Snyder On Senior Tax Increases
A group of older residents want to talk to Governor Rick Snyder about the additional taxes he has imposed on them in a new television advertisement launched Thursday by the Democratic Governors Association. The 30-second spot features four seniors climbing the Capitol steps, one wanting to ask him about the tax increase on pensions, one wanting to point out the increase in property taxes on seniors and one wanting to point out the damage to the economy from education cuts.
Unemployment Sees Little Regional Change In September
Unemployment for all 17 of the state's labor markets was down in September from the year prior, but saw only marginal changes from August, a report released Thursday by the Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed.
U.S. Court Will Hear Bible Believers Case En Banc
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided on Thursday to rehear before the full court a case where an earlier decision held that Wayne County was justified in expelling a Christian group from a Dearborn Arab cultural festival.
DHS Says Anti-Fraud Efforts Save State $127M
A report by the Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General released on Thursday said the department has succeeded in saving $127 million in fraud and potential fraud.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #53, Report 210, October 23, 2014. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library.
If current polling trends hold on Election Day, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary PETERS wins big and Republican Gov. Rick SNYDER wins by a few points.
If that happens, a current Michigan trend in top-of-the-ticket voting would be shattered.
In Michigan's last seven general elections with a U.S. Senate race on the ballot (1994-2012), the party that won U.S. Senate also won either governor or president statewide.
The last time it didn't happen was 1990 when Republican John ENGLER narrowly won the gubernatorial race while Democrat U.S. Sen. Carl LEVIN won re-election by about 16 percentage points.
If Snyder and Peters win on Nov. 4, Michigan would be returning to some old habits.
From 1990 to 1966, there were nine U.S. Senate races, and six of those nine were won by a different party than the party that won the race at the top of the ticket.
Only three times over that period -- 1982, 1972 and 1966 -- did the same party win both the U.S. Senate race and the top-of-the-ticket race.
For the full article, see "MI Hasn't Split Ticket On U.S. Senate, President/Gov Since 1990", Inside MIRS Today, October 23, 2014.
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The Detroit Free Press compares U.S. Senate candidates' positions on various topics, including: immigration, health care reform, women's pay, medicare, government spending/taxes, infrastructure.
For the full article, see "Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on issues", Detroit Free Press, October 23, 2014.
A third Aramark prison food worker has been fired on suspicion of smuggling drugs into a Michigan prison, and the case is under investigation by the Michigan State Police, officials confirmed today.
The kitchen worker at Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian was fired and banned from prison property on Oct. 3 on suspicion of smuggling marijuana into the prison, Corrections Department spokesman Russ Marlan said.
The case is under investigation and no charges have been filed yet, a spokesman for the Michigan State Police said today.
For the full article, see Paul Egan, "Third Aramark prison worker suspected of drug smuggling", Detroit Free Press, October 23, 2014
A fired Aramark prison food worker filed a whistle-blower complaint Wednesday with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, alleging she lost her job for complaining about falsified records and kitchen practices that endangered health and food safety.
Amy McVay, 25, was hired Dec. 3 as Aramark Correctional Services began its three-year, $145-million contract with the state of Michigan and worked at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian until she was fired by Aramark on Oct. 14. The stated reason for her dismissal was insubordination.
But in a Tuesday interview with the Free Press and in the complaint filed with OSHA through her Detroit attorneys, McVay alleges she was harassed and retaliated against for complaining about a lack of temperature monitoring in cooking; the serving of raw or undercooked meat; falsified records related to dishwater temperature and cleaning solution quality; the serving of meat that had been dropped on the floor; changing the dates on stored leftover food so it could be served after its throw-away date; suspected inflating of the count of meals served — part of the basis for which Aramark is paid by the state — among other issues.
For the full article, see Paul Egan, "Ex-staff: Aramark falsified records, served filthy food", Detroit Free Press, October 23, 2014.
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