Don Gonyea http://michiganradio.org en Michigan primary a test of Romney's family legacy http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-primary-test-romneys-family-legacy Michigan and Arizona hold presidential primaries Tuesday, and in Michigan, where Mitt Romney was born, the race has been as hard-fought as anywhere in the country.<p>For Romney, the campaign there has been personal. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:16:09 +0000 Don Gonyea 6398 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan primary a test of Romney's family legacy Romney Tries To Connect With Mich. Tea Party Voters http://michiganradio.org/post/romney-tries-connect-mich-tea-party-voters Michigan holds its GOP primary next Tuesday, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney spoke at a Tea Party rally in Milford Thursday night. That's a segment of the party that he's had a hard time winning over in previous states during this primary season. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:17:16 +0000 Don Gonyea 6355 at http://michiganradio.org In Michigan, Native Son Romney Plays Up Family Ties http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-native-son-romney-plays-family-ties Everything about Tuesday's campaign event in southeast Michigan's Shelby Township highlighted that Mitt Romney is a local product running for president.<p>Songs from Motown and Bob Seger blared. A giant deep-blue Michigan state flag hung stage right. An aide passed out <em>paczki </em>(pronounced "punchkey"), jelly-filled Polish pastries that are a Fat Tuesday tradition in Michigan. Then came the candidate.<p>"Michigan has gone through a one-state recession and now a national recession," Romney told the audience. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:24:33 +0000 Don Gonyea 6312 at http://michiganradio.org In Michigan, Native Son Romney Plays Up Family Ties Congress readies for more budget battles http://michiganradio.org/post/congress-readies-more-budget-battles As both sides sort out who won and who lost in the deal to keep the government running, the next phase of budget wrangling ensues.<p>The current-year budget deal struck Friday night still needs full congressional approval this week.<p>President Obama will deliver a speech Wednesday on the budget and the long-range deficits.<p>And sometime during the week, the House is expected to approve a new budget plan for next year that includes big changes in Medicare and Medicaid.<p>And none of that is to mention the looming battle about raising the federal debt ceiling.<p><strong>The Current-Year Budget Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:03:12 +0000 Don Gonyea 2012 at http://michiganradio.org