Earlier this week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her second State of the State address and it was a doozy.
$3.5 billion in debt – plus interest – to fix some roads (but not the local ones taxpayers drive on the most).Read more
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the landmark Citizens United v FEC decision, and in that decade, it has become no less controversial.
At the time, pundits on MSNBC called it the “murder of what little democracy is left in this democracy.” President Obama claimed it would allow special interests to buy politicians outright. Democrats today continue to decry the decision, while fundraising off of the issue and campaigning on overturning the decision.Read more
Jocelyn Benson literally wrote the book about being a Secretary of State. In that book, she claims that one of the most important – most critical – roles for an election official is to maintain clean voter files, including the removal of voters who are dead, no longer living in the state, or otherwise ineligible.
This column originally appeared in the Detroit News.
Jocelyn Benson literally wrote the book on being a secretary of state. Just ask her.
She’s doing more than write about the position now, but new records emerging as part of a lawsuit in the city of Detroit challenge Benson’s seriousness as a constitutional officer. They also leave Benson facing a pair of startling questions: does she actually believe what she wrote, and if so, why isn’t she practicing what she preached?Read more
Late last year, Republican leadership in the State House introduced House Bill 5229, a particularly bad bill that would make it easier for local governments to raise your taxes to support a regional transit authority. Thankfully, the legislature adjourned for the year without taking up this dumpster fire of an idea. We even thanked them for doing the right thing!
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration was caught red handed this month attempting a brazen new shakedown scheme, threatening to close small businesses across the state unless they do the bidding of some of Whitmer’s biggest campaign donors.