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The Michigan Bureau of Elections posted the Lobby Registration Act 2023 Reporting Thresholds, which change every year in January to reflect the change in the consumer price index for Detroit. The registration thresholds for individual lobbyist compensation and for employer […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Michigan voters overwhelmingly passed Proposal 1, a constitutional amendment requiring disclosures and modifying term limits with 66% voting yes and 34% voting no with 87% of the votes counted. The proposal amends section 10 of article IV of the Michigan […]

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer - by Julia Pickett

Incumbent Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won reelection over Republican challenger, Tudor Dixon. As of Wednesday morning, with 87% of votes counted, Whitmer won by 9%. Third-party candidates, including Libertarian Party candidate Mary Buzuma, Green Party candidate Kevin Hogan, Taxpayer Party […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Michigan lawmakers introduced several new bills proposing fundamental changes for lobbying disclosure and gift laws. Senate Bill 963 requires lobbyists to file monthly reports instead of the current schedule of twice a year. The bill also includes a two-year revolving door […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a special election to fill a vacancy in the House of Representatives following the election of District 15 Rep. Abdullah Hammoud as mayor of Dearborn. The special primary election will be held on March 1 […]

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The Michigan Bureau of Elections posted the Lobby Registration Act 2022 Reporting Thresholds, which change every year in January to reflect the change in the consumer price index for Detroit. The thresholds for individual lobbyist compensation and for employer expenditures […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced special elections to fill three vacancies in the Michigan House of Representatives following the election of District 36 Rep. Douglas Wozniak and District 74 Rep. Mark Huizenga to the Michigan State Senate, and the passing of […]

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In the Sterling Heights, Michigan nonpartisan mayoral primary election incumbent Mayor Michael C. Taylor received the most votes and will face Ken Nelson in the Nov. 2 general election. The City Council will also be elected on Nov. 2 when […]

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Downtown Detroit, Michigan

In Detroit’s nonpartisan mayoral primary election, incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan, seeking his third term, overwhelmingly won the day with Anthony Adams coming in second. Duggan and Adams will vie for Mayor in the Nov. 2 general election. Incumbent Janice M. […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

Two special primaries were held yesterday to determine who would be on the ballot for the Nov. 2 special election to fill two vacant state senate seats. For Michigan State Senate District 8, Democrat Martin Genter and Republican Douglas Wozniak […]

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May 6, 2021  •  

Detroit City Councilman Resigns

Downtown Detroit, Michigan

Detroit District 7 Councilman Gabe Leland resigned after pleading guilty to misconduct in office. Leland was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2018 on bribery conspiracy and two counts of bribery. Detroit’s council can, by a two-thirds vote, […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

The Michigan House introduced 13 new bills proposing fundamental changes for lobbying and disclosure laws. Changes proposed include requiring members of the Legislature and other public officials to file financial disclosure reports and prohibiting them from voting on bills if […]

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer - by Julia Pickett

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced special elections to fill vacancies in Senate District 8 and 28. The vacancy in Senate District 8 was caused by the election of Sen. Pete Lucido as the Macomb County Prosecutor. In addition, the Senate […]

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Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

The Bureau of Elections posted the Lobby Registration Act 2021 Reporting Thresholds. This changes every year in January to reflect the change in the consumer price index for Detroit. The threshold for a lobbyist compensating a lobbyist agent or other […]

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