marty knollenberg http://michiganradio.org en Commentary: Changing the Law http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-changing-law <p>There was a lot of news last week, from Detroit escaping near-bankruptcy to the now infamous &ldquo;vagina dialogues&rdquo; in the Michigan Legislature. Not to mention the passage of a controversial abortion bill, and the announcement of the new Detroit River Bridge. During weeks like that, some things get overlooked.</p><p>One of them was that while all this was going on, the legislature quietly and unanimously passed a bill to prevent any other crooked politician from doing one thing Kwame Kilpatrick did.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 7934 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Changing the Law Do business with Iran? One lawmaker says you shouldn't do business with the state of Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/do-business-iran-one-lawmaker-says-you-shouldnt-do-business-state-michigan <p>&nbsp;A state House committee takes up legislation tomorrow&nbsp;to prevent companies with ties to Iran from doing business with the state of Michigan.</p><p>Republican lawmaker Marty Knollenberg admits he doesn&rsquo;t know of any Michigan businesses working with Iran. But he says it sends an important&nbsp;message.</p><p>&ldquo;This brings attention to the problems of Iran,&quot; says Knollenberg, &quot; They are a threat. They are a rogue nation.&nbsp; We need to put this issue on the forefront.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:56:06 +0000 Steve Carmody 6714 at http://michiganradio.org Do business with Iran? One lawmaker says you shouldn't do business with the state of Michigan State Rep. Knollenberg to challenge Congressman Peters http://michiganradio.org/post/state-rep-knollenberg-challenge-congressman-peters <p>Republican state Representative <a href="http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=41">Marty Knollenberg</a> (District 41 - Troy) will run against Democratic Congressman <a href="http://peters.house.gov/">Gary Peters</a> in Michigan&rsquo;s 9<sup>th</sup> Congressional district in 2012.</p><p>Representative Peters <a href="http://www.themorningsun.com/articles/2008/11/05/news/doc4911529395900919494503.txt">unseated</a> Congressman Joe Knollenberg, Marty&#39;s father, in the November 2008 election.</p><p>As the Associated Press reports, &ldquo;the younger Knollenberg said Thursday that his staff is filing candidacy papers with the Federal Election Commission. The Troy legislator says he&#39;s entering the race now so as not to fall behind the Bloomfield Township Democrat in fundraising.&quot; Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:00:06 +0000 Zoe Clark 1880 at http://michiganradio.org State Rep. Knollenberg to challenge Congressman Peters