Election 2014 http://michiganradio.org en What will get "millennials" into the voting booth? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-will-get-millennials-voting-booth <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The curtain is closing on baby boomers, as the so-called "millennial generation" is taking up a larger share of the electorate. This voting block surpasses seniors who are eligible to vote. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But many </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">m</span>illennials<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are not politically engaged.</span></p><p>“We feel that as one voice, as a younger person, we don’t have a lot of say in politics and I think that also drives their decision to remain out of the discussion as well,” said Connor Walby, a millennial and the campaign manager for State Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey.</p><p>Walby also said the negative messages in politics that are seen on social media affect millennials' decision to vote as well.</p><p>“With our generation and having Twitter and Facebook, we are blasted with a lot of the 24 hour news cycle. And with that you also get a lot of the negative news coverage,” Walby said. &nbsp;“I think a lot of our generation is pretty sick and tired of some of the policies that have been put in place and they are just sick of the politicians and the political atmosphere in general.”</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:48:15 +0000 Stateside Staff 18289 at http://michiganradio.org What will get "millennials" into the voting booth? Outside groups outspend Michigan candidates on campaign TV ads http://michiganradio.org/post/outside-groups-outspend-michigan-candidates-campaign-tv-ads <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new report finds that for every dollar spent by a Michigan candidate in campaign ads, outside groups have spent $3.50.</span></p><p>Looking at it another way: of the $18 million spent on campaign TV ads over the first half of this year, outside groups paid for $14 million of that.</p><p>Rich Robinson, executive director of the campaign spending watchdog group Michigan Campaign Finance Network, talked about the consequences of outside money in Michigan political campaigns.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:30:24 +0000 Stateside Staff 18264 at http://michiganradio.org Outside groups outspend Michigan candidates on campaign TV ads Weekly Political Roundup: Outside money targets campaign ads in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/weekly-political-roundup-outside-money-targets-campaign-ads-michigan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s Thursday, the day we talk Michigan politics with Susan </span>Demas<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, and Ken </span>Sikkema<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re still about a month out from the primaries and four months out from the general election. Yet, the Michigan Campaign Finance Network this week reports that $18 million have already been spent in the Michigan gubernatorial and senate races. And such of this money is coming from outside groups.</span></p><p>Is it surprising that this much outside money is coming into Michigan so early or is this election politics as usual?</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Jennifer White 18257 at http://michiganradio.org Weekly Political Roundup: Outside money targets campaign ads in Michigan Outside groups already spending big in Michigan's U.S. Senate and governor's races http://michiganradio.org/post/outside-groups-already-spending-big-michigans-us-senate-and-governors-races <p>Nearly $18 million has been spent so far this year on political TV ads in Michigan’s U. S. Senate and governor’s races. Most of the money has been coming from national Republican, Democratic, conservative and liberal groups.</p><p></p><p>Rich Robinson is the executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. He analyzed TV ad buys by political groups in a half dozen television markets in Michigan.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:40:27 +0000 Steve Carmody 18238 at http://michiganradio.org Outside groups already spending big in Michigan's U.S. Senate and governor's races Here’s why the state Senate couldn’t pass road funding http://michiganradio.org/post/here-s-why-state-senate-couldn-t-pass-road-funding <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">"Unfortunately, this is an issue that I would admit there are too much politics going on." </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;"> That was Gov. Rick Snyder last night, after it became clear that a major roads funding package was not going to get passed in the state Senate.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">"</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">...If we were sitting at the kitchen table as a big family,” he continued, “and you looked at this issue, we would have solved this problem.”</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Sure. Or our big family would fight about who wrecked the roads in the first place and that it was your fault – you and your big truck – which is why we can’t have nice roads and don’t you know I have a primary and, by the way, I haven’t forgotten who wrecked the roads that you won’t fix because you should.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">But, we digress.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">There were a lot of reasons why this road-funding deal failed to come together, despite some recent instances of actual bipartisanship, like increasing the state’s minimum wage and the Detroit rescue package. But those were exceptions in this era of Republican hegemony in Lansing. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:34:37 +0000 Zoe Clark & Rick Pluta 17993 at http://michiganradio.org Here’s why the state Senate couldn’t pass road funding Why presidential politics could stall a deal in Lansing to fix our roads http://michiganradio.org/post/why-presidential-politics-could-stall-deal-lansing-fix-our-roads <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">With money to fix roads hanging in the balance, presidential politics could stand in the way of the new trend of bipartisan action on big, controversial issues.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">But, really, any notion that there’s a new era of bipartisanship at the state Capitol should be shelved, despite the Democratic and Republican coalitions in the Legislature that pushed through deals on increasing the minimum wage and the Detroit rescue package. And that’s because each was an anomaly that brought Democrats to the bargaining table in Republican-controlled Lansing. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">When you break down the Detroit votes, for example, you see two very different pictures in the House and in the Senate. In the House, almost all the Republicans voted for the rescue. A few Democrats were the holdouts. In the Senate, Democrats made up the difference as most Republicans</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">-- 16 out of 26 -- voted “no” on the main bills in the Detroit package.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">What this says is the parameters of each deal were different (even when we’re talking about the exact same legislation) depending on whether it’s the House or the Senate. &nbsp;For example, a larger proportion of the Republicans in the Senate have serious primaries. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:52:09 +0000 Zoe Clark & Rick Pluta 17894 at http://michiganradio.org Why presidential politics could stall a deal in Lansing to fix our roads Green Party of Michigan holds election this weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/green-party-michigan-holds-election-weekend <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It might be fair to say the Green Party in Michigan is a little like Rodney </span>Dangerfield: C<span style="line-height: 1.5;">an't get no respect.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the party is holding its nominating convention this weekend.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's a reminder that we do have an alternative to the Democrat and Republican parties in the state.</span></p><p>Fred Vitale, chairperson for the Green Party of Michigan, joined us on Stateside today.</p><p>He explained what the Green Party platform is based on and how issues such as ecological wisdom and social justice should be the focus for the upcoming election season.</p><p>Vitale also talked about how the Green Party can realistically have an impact on politics in Michigan.</p><p>*<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Listen to the full interview above.<br /> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:24:51 +0000 Stateside Staff 17886 at http://michiganradio.org Green Party of Michigan holds election this weekend Voters will get their say on Michigan's Personal Property Tax August 5 http://michiganradio.org/post/voters-will-get-their-say-michigans-personal-property-tax-august-5 <p>Michigan voters will have a chance to drive the final nail into the coffin of the state’s &nbsp;Personal Property tax this summer. The Board of State Canvassers today designated the PPT&nbsp;question as Proposal 1 on the August 5 ballot. It will be the only statewide question on the ballot. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Businesses pay the tax based on the value of their equipment and other assets. Many Michigan communities rely on the tax revenues to pay for basic city services.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:34:33 +0000 Steve Carmody 17724 at http://michiganradio.org Voters will get their say on Michigan's Personal Property Tax August 5 Rumors of the demise of minimum wage petition drive are greatly exaggerated http://michiganradio.org/post/rumors-demise-minimum-wage-petition-drive-are-greatly-exaggerated <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">So now that the Michigan Senate has approved a new, higher minimum wage, with bipartisan support (14 Rs, 10 Ds) no less, this is practically a done deal. Right?</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Not so much.</span> <span id="docs-internal-guid-a850aade-0650-754c-0145-0e2550edd44f" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">headlines and stories that said it would “kill” the petition drive are speculative and premature.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">This Senate bill is – at the bottom of it all – an effort to pull the rug out from under the ballot drive to raise the Michigan minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. It's a cause beloved by Democrats and progressives.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">So why then did 10 out of 12 Senate Democrats go along with it? Particularly after some had already blasted the proposal as a gimmick and too paltry – especially for workers earning the lower tipped wage?</span> Fri, 16 May 2014 18:38:35 +0000 Zoe Clark & Rick Pluta 17640 at http://michiganradio.org Rumors of the demise of minimum wage petition drive are greatly exaggerated A campaign to continue Michigan's controversial wolf hunt nears milestone http://michiganradio.org/post/campaign-continue-michigans-controversial-wolf-hunt-nears-milestone <p>Michigan hunters are in the final phases of collecting signatures on a statewide petition drive to allow the state’s controversial wolf hunt to continue.</p><p></p><p>Hunters killed 22 wolves in three specific zones in the Upper Peninsula last year. The hunt was the first after the gray wolf was removed from the endangered species list.</p><p></p> Sat, 10 May 2014 21:54:04 +0000 Steve Carmody 17552 at http://michiganradio.org A campaign to continue Michigan's controversial wolf hunt nears milestone Report: Conyers "far short" of signatures needed to put him on the ballot http://michiganradio.org/post/report-conyers-far-short-signatures-needed-put-him-ballot <p>Longtime Congressman John Conyers is about 400 signatures short of what he needs to be on the August primary ballot.</p><p>The Detroit Democrat is seeking a 26<sup>th</sup> term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he’s the second longest-serving member.</p><p>But Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett has now released a report that finds Conyers only got 592 valid petition signatures – far short of the 1,000 needed to get on the ballot.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 00:03:34 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17550 at http://michiganradio.org Report: Conyers "far short" of signatures needed to put him on the ballot Center for Michigan creates citizen's agenda for 2014 elections http://michiganradio.org/post/center-michigan-creates-citizens-agenda-2014-elections <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are plenty of issues on the minds of Michigan voters as we look to the November elections: education, college, poverty, how to spend public dollars, our economy, our quality of life.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://thecenterformichigan.net/">The Center for Michigan</a> has been listening to what voters are saying. The result is <a href="http://thecenterformichigan.net/2014-citizens-agenda/">Michigan Speaks: The Citizen's Agenda</a> for the 2014 election.&nbsp;</p><p>It's being released today.</p><p>Here to tell us what the voters are thinking about and hoping for is Phil Power, founder of the Center for Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:02:30 +0000 Stateside Staff 17494 at http://michiganradio.org Center for Michigan creates citizen's agenda for 2014 elections GOP still has to manage and romance Tea Party as LG challenge fizzles http://michiganradio.org/post/gop-still-has-manage-and-romance-tea-party-lg-challenge-fizzles <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><strong>Update: 1:25 PM, Monday, May 5th, 2014</strong></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-0c38d9df-cd69-cfe3-b106-620f8c24926d" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Well, blow the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8XTpCwicwE">“trumpet of shame”</a> on us. Right after we predicted here that the prospective challengers to Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley would fall short, Wes Nakagiri <a href="http://wesyes.com/index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=archive&amp;task=view&amp;mailid=47&amp;key=bf4b76aaaf6282c5c2fbefd97f33f583&amp;subid=6844-e837c7f09aa13ed1725fe8aa981bc310&amp;tmpl=component">goes and turns in 33 signatures</a> from the ranks of Michigan Republican State Central Committee to get his name placed in consideration at the party’s summer convention. The rules require at least three signatures from committee members in at least three congressional districts. It appears Nakagiri’s crossed his t’s and dotted his i’s, but the Michigan GOP’s policy committee still has to affirm the signatures. That could happen at its July meeting, if not sooner. Calley’s still the odds-on favorite to win re-nomination.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">---</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">We’ve talked quite a bit already about the friction within the Michigan Republican Party between the GOP establishment and its perpetually perturbed Tea Party wing. The Tea Party’s restless longings are coalescing lately around the possibility of toppling Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley from the ticket.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">It almost happened four years ago as many in the Tea Party deemed Republican nominee-for- governor Rick Snyder as insufficiently conservative, and tried to put one of their own on the ticket in place of One Tough Nerd’s choice, then-state Representative Calley. And when that effort failed (but not by much), they felt robbed. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">“In politics, you know, they do whatever it takes! They scratch! They claw! They bite!” said one angry delegate to the 2010 GOP summer convention.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">Tea Partiers now harbor some hopes of pulling it off this year as a payback for the Medicaid expansion, Common Core, the autism insurance mandate and other Snyder administration initiatives.</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">But Lieutenant </span>Gov<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span>Calley<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;"> seems to have warded off that challenge – for the moment.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:29:36 +0000 Rick Pluta & Zoe Clark 17468 at http://michiganradio.org GOP still has to manage and romance Tea Party as LG challenge fizzles End of a career for Conyers? http://michiganradio.org/post/end-career-conyers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you like irony, think about this. Sixty years ago, the president of General Motors was nominated to be Secretary of Defense.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we remember only one thing about “Engine Charlie” Wilson – his famous quote: “I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa.”&nbsp; Today, that would almost certainly have sunk his nomination.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Back then, it caused scarcely a ripple. Wilson died in 1961, and I wonder what he would say if he came back to life and learned that Chrysler was owned by the Italians, Ford was about to have a Jewish CEO and his beloved GM had not only gone bankrupt, it was now a much smaller company run by a woman. Oh yes, and by the way – the president of the United States is black.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:14:04 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 17462 at http://michiganradio.org End of a career for Conyers? Conyers says he has enough signatures for ballot http://michiganradio.org/post/conyers-says-he-has-enough-signatures-ballot-0 <p>DETROIT – U.S. Rep. John Conyers says he has enough signatures for his name to appear on the August primary ballot despite a report that two circulators weren't registered voters when they gathered signatures.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 00:45:54 +0000 The Associated Press 17435 at http://michiganradio.org Congressman John Conyers' nominating petitions challenged http://michiganradio.org/post/congressman-john-conyers-nominating-petitions-challenged <p>DETROIT (AP) - A rival's challenge to U.S. Rep John Conyers' nominating petitions could keep the veteran Detroit Democrat from seeking another term in Congress.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:42:25 +0000 The Associated Press 17413 at http://michiganradio.org Congressman John Conyers' nominating petitions challenged Michigan's election system needs to be improved http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-election-system-needs-be-improved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Remember back to the nightmare election of 2000, when for five weeks after the voting, we did not know who our next president would be?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The culprit, of course was Florida.</span></p><p>You’ve probably seen those photos of confused poll workers trying to recount the ballots, holding defective punch cards up to the light and squinting to see if the holes were punched through.</p><p>Well, back then I felt sort of smug. Michigan, I believed, had no real problems as far as elections were concerned. &nbsp;Our state cleaned up a lot of irregularities after a problem with a couple close gubernatorial elections in the 1950s. We avoided punch cards after a disastrous experiment in Detroit in 1970. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:07:05 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 17377 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's election system needs to be improved GOP plan to stop drive to increase the minimum wage: increase the minimum wage, of course http://michiganradio.org/post/gop-plan-stop-drive-increase-minimum-wage-increase-minimum-wage-course <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">It’s Michigan minimum wage redux. This week, conservative Republican state Senator Rick Jones introduced a bill to increase Michigan’s minimum wage from $7.40 to $8.15 an hour. The measure would also increase the minimum wage for tipped workers from $2.65 to $2.75 an hour.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:46:21 +0000 Zoe Clark & Rick Pluta 17365 at http://michiganradio.org GOP plan to stop drive to increase the minimum wage: increase the minimum wage, of course Jack Lessenberry gives us a preview of this year's election http://michiganradio.org/post/jack-lessenberry-gives-us-preview-years-election <p></p><p>Today we spoke with Michigan Radio’s political analyst, Jack Lessenberry, about the upcoming elections.</p><p>We are a little more than four months away from the statewide primaries, the statewide Republican and Democratic conventions, and some seven months away from the general election in November. Among many local and Congressional races, that's also when Michiganders will go to the polls to vote for Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 17298 at http://michiganradio.org Jack Lessenberry gives us a preview of this year's election How will Michigan's elections be influenced by the latest U.S. Supreme Court decision? http://michiganradio.org/post/how-will-michigans-elections-be-influenced-latest-us-supreme-court-decision <div>When the U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down its 5-4 decision in McCutcheon vs. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:03:01 +0000 Stateside Staff 17302 at http://michiganradio.org How will Michigan's elections be influenced by the latest U.S. Supreme Court decision?