Friday, January 18, 2013
Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) praises Gov. Rick Snyder, says more reform needed.
Friday, January 18
State Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) made the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder's third State of the State address: "There has been quite a turnaround in our state over the past two years. Tonight, the governor stressed that although things have improved, we still need to find ways to help make our economy healthy so that Michigan can be a better place to live and work. I remain committed to creating an effective, accountable and transparent government, while looking for long-term solutions to our problems. "Thanks to our reform efforts, our state has already become more competitive. While things are looking up, there are many more challenges to address and I am prepared to look at all possible solutions and opinions to help …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Our Patches across the country will take part in a Web Moment of Silence on Friday, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has requested that state residents pause to remember those lost last week.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has asked for a statewide moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday, and Patches in Michigan and across the country will join in a Web Moment of Silence to mark the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Snyder said the moment of silence was requested by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who issued a proclamation calling on the citizens of Connecticut to observe December 21, 2012, as a day of mourning. Malloy sent a letter to all the nation's governors asking them to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the fallen. Patch sites across the country will mark the tragedy at 9:30 a.m. EST. Among other sites taking part in the Web Moment of Silence are AOL, Adobe, Foursquare, Hacker News, Duke …
Monday, December 10, 2012
President says proposed right-to-work laws give people "the right to work for less money" during an appearance in Redford Township.
President Barack Obama took direct aim at proposed right-to-work legislation during an appearance Monday in Redford Township. Obama waded into Michigan’s brewing labor battle that erupted last week when Gov. Rick Snyder said right-to-work legislation was on his agenda and union groups protested at the state Capitol in Lansing. "We should do everything we can to keep creating good middle-class jobs that help folks rebuild security for their families," Obama said Monday in a speech at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant, according to the Huffington Post. Obama added that with right-to-work laws, “what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.” More protests are expected in Lansing on Tuesday as right-to-work …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday morning that he would sign right-to-work legislation if passed by the state Legislature.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that he would pursue right-to-work legislation for public and private employees in the state, according to the Detroit Free Press. The law would include an exemption for firefighters and police officers, but it would apply to 17.5 percent of Michigan's workforce, according to the Detroit News. On the White Lake-Highland Patch Facebook page, readers were weighing in on the proposed bills. "Sounds like a way to get rid of unions" Melissa Grant said. "Most people nowadays will not choose to pay into a union due to cost of living. Therefore, the unions will have no income coming in and no one to protect. I do not like the idea. Unions do good. You hate to pay into them, but when you need them, they …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Governor Snyder urges voters to support Bentivolio in the special and general elections.
Gov. Rick Snyder and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley have given their endorsements for Michigan's 11th Congressional District race. They are urging voters to support Republican Kerry Bentivolio in the November general election. Bentivolio beat out Republican Nancy Cassis in the Tuesday night primary to advance to the general election ballot. Bentivolio is set to run against Democrat Syed Taj of Canton in November. Bentivolio also got Snyder's endorsement for the September special election. He will be running in the September special election to fill the seat resigned by Thaddeus McCotter in July. He will face fellow Republicans Cassis, Steve King, Kenneth Crider and Carolyn Cavanagh and Democrat David Curson. “I’m honored to have the …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Leave a comment to join the conversation on the first Red Mitten survey.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In our first Red Mitten survey, more than half of the respondents say they disagree with Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to veto a GOP-backed bill that requires photo ID for first-time voter registration or to obtain an absentee ballot.
Conservative Michigan insiders disagree with Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to veto a bill dealing with voter fraud: that’s the finding of this week’s inaugural Red Mitten survey of influential Republicans. Fifty-one conservatives from southeastern Michigan used an automated anonymous survey tool to offer their opinions about voter fraud in the state. Thirty responses were collected. According to Politico.com, Snyder said he vetoed the bill because it could cause "confusion among absentee voters." But some respondents in the Red Mitten survey feel differently. In fact, more than half, 53.3 percent, say they disagree with Snyder’s decision to veto a GOP-backed bill that requires photo ID for first-time voter registration or to obtain an …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Republicans praise GOP star-studded Lincoln Day Dinner in Novi.
Michigan Republicans who attended Thursday's Lincoln Day Dinner at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi lauded the star-studded lineup, which included surging GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Santorum spoke before 1,400 party supporters, and was joined by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Ann Romney — wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney — and other party leaders and political organizers.
The message was clear at the Oakland County Republicans dinner Thursday night: Michigan has an important role in the election.
More than 1,400 people turned out at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Thursday night for what became the Oakland County Republicans' largest Lincoln Day Dinner in history. Attendees heard speeches from Gov. Rick Snyder, GOP candidate Rick Santorum and Ann Romney, wife of GOP candidate Mitt Romney. The event quickly sold out this week after Santorum won three recent state primaries, giving Michigan’s Feb. 28 primary more importance in helping the GOP pick a presidential candidate. Romney has also been a favorite in Michigan and was endorsed by Snyder Thursday afternoon. All three headline speakers said that Oakland County and Michigan now play important roles in the primaries and the November elections. “We’re a role model for …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Statutes regulating film incentives, heating aid, business taxes and public safety mergers also take effect.
When the ball drops at midnight to usher in the new year several laws that might affect you or your family will also be enacted in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder, this year, signed legislation regulating home foreclosures, charter schools, student bullying, teachers' unions and other areas – all are set to take effect when the clock strikes 12. Take a look at some the laws that will start in 2012: Mortgage lenders must provide a list of nonprofit consumer counselors with the first foreclosure step so borrowers can seek immediate advice. Two bills signed Dec. 22 also provide additional time and ways for owners to arrange modifications such as interest rate reduction and principal reduction to cut monthly payments. To minimize solicitations by …