debbie dingell http://michiganradio.org en Mullins throws hat into race for John Dingell's congressional seat http://michiganradio.org/post/mullins-throws-hat-race-john-dingells-congressional-seat <p>A long-time Washtenaw County attorney plans to run in the Democratic primary for Michigan's 12th Congressional District seat.</p><p>Raymond G. Mullins is challenging Debbie Dingell in the race to succeed her husband, U.S. Representative John Dingell.</p><p>Mullins says his biggest concerns are fighting poverty, income inequality, and improving public education at all levels.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:16:58 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17153 at http://michiganradio.org Mullins throws hat into race for John Dingell's congressional seat John Dingell to undergo treatment for abnormal heart rhythm http://michiganradio.org/post/john-dingell-undergo-treatment-abnormal-heart-rhythm <p>Michigan Congressman John Dingell is undergoing a “minimally invasive procedure” today.</p><p>The 87-year-old Democrat recently developed atrial fibrillation.</p><p>A press release from Dingell’s office says the procedure will seek to find the source of the abnormal heart rhythm, and correct it.</p><p>Dingell is expected to spend the night at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.</p><p>The 29-term congressman recently announced he will not seek reelection to his southern Michigan seat.</p><p>Dingell has represented Michigan in Congress since the mid-1950’s. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:04:24 +0000 Steve Carmody 16837 at http://michiganradio.org John Dingell to undergo treatment for abnormal heart rhythm The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/week-review-30 <p>This <em>Week in Review</em> Rina Miller and Jack Lessenberry discuss <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/john-dingell-leaving-under-his-own-terms">John Dingell</a> leaving congress and his<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/reports-debbie-dingell-run-her-husbands-seat-congress"> wife</a> being a front runner for the seat, the debate over <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/audio-april-deboer-talks-about-challenging-michigans-ban-same-sex-marriage">same-sex marriage</a> in Michigan, and a proposal to make sure Michiganders are taxes for internet sales.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 14:13:00 +0000 Jack Lessenberry & Rina Miller 16659 at http://michiganradio.org The week in review Debbie Dingell going after her husband's job http://michiganradio.org/post/debbie-dingell-going-after-her-husbands-job <p>Debbie Dingell, wife of U.S. Congressman John Dingell, has made it official: She will run for her husband's 12th District seat.&nbsp;</p><p>John Dingell is retiring after 58 years in Congress.</p><p>Debbie Dingell, 59, is a member of the Democratic National Committee, and is chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.</p><p>She also worked for General Motors for 30 years.</p><p>Dingell made three appearances Friday, including one at Downtown Home and Garden in Ann Arbor.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:10:26 +0000 Tracy Samilton 16665 at http://michiganradio.org Debbie Dingell going after her husband's job In this morning's headlines: Foster care, schools, Debbie Dingell http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-foster-care-schools-debbie-dingell <p><strong>Governor announces plan to help foster care system</strong></p><p>"Gov. Rick Snyder says the state could do a better job protecting foster children if it changed the way it paid for the service. The governor unveiled a report yesterday that says the state should pay foster care agencies based on their performance," Jake Neher<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-seeks-overhaul-foster-care-and-how-state-pays-it-0"> reports.</a></p><p><strong>Schools in better financial shape</strong></p><p>"There are fewer school districts in Michigan that have budget deficits than there were at the end of 2013, and more districts are pulling themselves out of debt. That’s according to the state Department of Education," Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/school-districts-budget-picture-appears-be-brightening">reports</a>.</p><p><strong>Debbie Dingell to officially run for U.S. House</strong></p><p>"Debbie Dingell is officially launching her campaign today for the U.S. House seat held by her husband," the Associated Press reports.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:31:45 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16654 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Foster care, schools, Debbie Dingell Same-sex marriage, the Dingells, and manufacturing hub make political headlines http://michiganradio.org/post/same-sex-marriage-dingells-and-manufacturing-hub-make-political-headlines <p>This <em>Week in Michigan Politics</em>, Jack Lessenberry and Christina Shockley talk about the<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gay-marriage-goes-trial"> same-sex marriage trial </a>in Michigan, the new<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/reports-debbie-dingell-run-her-husbands-seat-congress"> Dingell race for Congress</a> and President Obama’s announcement of a new manufacturing hub in metro Detroit.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:41:37 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 16612 at http://michiganradio.org Same-sex marriage, the Dingells, and manufacturing hub make political headlines Reports: Debbie Dingell to run for her husband's seat in Congress http://michiganradio.org/post/reports-debbie-dingell-run-her-husbands-seat-congress <p>A day after Rep. John Dingell&nbsp;(D-Michigan) announced that he will retire at the end of his term this year, it appears that Debbie Dingell will announce Friday that she will run for her husband's seat.</p><p>Both the <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140225/POLITICS02/302250085/Debbie-Dingell-announce-run-Congress-Friday">Detroit News</a> and the Detroit Free Press say sources are telling them Debbie Dingell will announce her intent to run this Friday.</p><p>John Dingell&nbsp;hinted at her intentions during his retirement announcement yesterday.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.333333015441895px; line-height: 22px;">"If she runs, I will vote for her," &nbsp;John Dingell&nbsp;said.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.333333015441895px; line-height: 22px;">More from Kathleen Gray at the <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20140225/NEWS06/302250105/debbie-john-dingell-campaign-michigan">Detroit Free Press</a>:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Debbie Dingell, 60, is the other half of one of Washington’s most powerful political couple. She has been a member of the Democratic National Committee for years, is a member of the Wayne State University&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Board of Trustees and has held high level positions with General Motors.</span></p><p>She will have about eight weeks to collect at least 1,000 valid signatures from voters in her district to qualify for the ballot.</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:23:48 +0000 Mark Brush 16605 at http://michiganradio.org Reports: Debbie Dingell to run for her husband's seat in Congress In this morning's news: Gay marriage in Michigan, Medicaid workgroup, WSU tuition hike http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-gay-marriage-michigan-medicaid-workgroup-wsu-tuition-hike <p><strong>Potential impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions</strong><strong> on gay marriage</strong></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage yesterday won't have any immediate effects in Michigan, but they could impact the state in<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/understanding-how-todays-supreme-court-decisions-gay-marriage-could-affect-michigan"> other ways.</a></p><p>"A federal judge says he’ll rule soon on a case dealing with same-sex adoptions in Michigan. But the decision could extend beyond adoption rights and address the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage...Gay rights activists in Michigan are also gearing up for a 2016 ballot campaign to overturn the state’s ban," Jake Neher reports.</p><p><strong>Republican senators form Medicaid workgroup</strong></p><p>"Six Republican senators will<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/senate-group-named-explore-medicaid-expansion-michigan"> meet over the summer </a>to consider ways to possibly improve Medicaid expansion legislation pending in the Michigan Senate. Governor Rick Snyder is traveling the state to pressure Senate Republicans to vote after they adjourned last week without voting...Snyder calls the workgroup's creation 'good progress,'" according to the Associated Press.</p><p><strong>Wayne State University students face steep tuition hike</strong></p><p>A budget passed yesterday by the Wayne State Board of Governors raises the tuition for a fulltime resident undergraduate at the university by $904 for the 2013-2014 school year. Wayne State Board of Governors Chairwoman Debbie Dingell says the state's failure to adequately fund universities made the increase necessary. The school says it will also increase financial aid by 11%.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:12:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13269 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: Gay marriage in Michigan, Medicaid workgroup, WSU tuition hike Political Roundup with Ken Sikkema and Debbie Dingell http://michiganradio.org/post/political-roundup-ken-sikkema-and-debbie-dingell <p>With the legislature set to go on winter break next week, there&#39;s a flurry of activity at the state capitol.&nbsp;</p><p>In this week&#39;s political roundup we look at the state senate bill, which makes major changes to worker&rsquo;s compensation, the bill to restrict public employers from offering live in and same sex partner benefits, and news about the emergency manager law.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 21:33:50 +0000 Jennifer White, Mercedes Mejia & Zoe Clark 5309 at http://michiganradio.org Political Roundup with Ken Sikkema and Debbie Dingell Limit on cash assistance and welfare reform in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/limit-cash-assistance-and-welfare-reform-michigan </p><p>The legislature recently approved a bill that would impose a stricter four-year lifetime limit on welfare cash assistance. The new limits could affect 12,000 families in Michigan. Governor Snyder has yet to sign the bill into law.</p><p>In this week&#39;s political roundup we talk about the bill with Debbie Dingell, a Democratic Political Analyst and member of the Democratic National Committee and Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior Policy Fellow for Public Sector Consultants.</p><p>Dingell says:</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 21:10:52 +0000 Mercedes Mejia, Jennifer White & Zoe Clark 4001 at http://michiganradio.org Limit on cash assistance and welfare reform in Michigan