It has come to our attention that Senate Bill 492 - which seeks to reinstate, extend, and increase the cost to Michigan taxpayers by another $300 million of the so-called “Good Jobs for Michigan” legislation - is being considered in the waning days of session.
This is an unacceptable and outrageous slap in the face to countless small business owners and their employees who have seen their livelihoods crushed by their government’s response to a global pandemic, which has been a tragic combination of incompetence, heavy-handed overreaction, and a pathetic inability to work together.Read more
Two years ago, Michigan voters went to the polls and approved a constitutional amendment to change the way our state handles redistricting.
Voters opted to give redistricting responsibility to something called an “Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.” According to the rules voters agreed to, the commission would be led by Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, and it would be designed to function independently of partisan political interests.Read more
The election is over. The results are in, and here in Michigan, they’re not going to change.
What should, though, is the way Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson handles worries, accusations, claims and sworn affidavits about mistakes, fraud and malfeasance during the vote counting process.Read more
This column originally appeared in The Detroit News.
Donald Trump lost Michigan; we accept this.
Trump's loss and the swirl of controversy around it has handed Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson a unique opportunity, the no risk kind, and all upside with voters.
Will Benson seize this opportunity? To borrow an election night colloquialism, early returns don't look good.Read more
Superheroes walk among us.
We had the occasion this week on Veterans’ Day to thank Michigan’s veterans of the United States Armed Forces, but a single day of gratitude has never been enough.Read more
Polling is dead.
Republicans’ House majority, on the other hand…
Four days until Election Day, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson keeps the tally running.
No, not the tally of votes – those won’t be counted until Tuesday night.Read more
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Watching Gov. Whitmer’s reaction to the Michigan Supreme Court ruling, it’s clear she didn’t watch enough Schoolhouse Rock when she was growing up. Instead of working with the legislature to enact laws, Gov. Whitmer chose to go it alone, building her COVID response on a foundation made of sand.