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An Exclusive Interview with Democratic Candidate Mark Schauer on His Vision for Michigan's Future & Campaign to Unseat Rick Snyder

As the 2014 election season starts to shape up, all eyes are on the Governor’s race that will pit incumbent Rick Snyder against Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, who lives in Battle Creek with his wife Christine and first entered politics in 1994 when he served on the Battle Creek commission and later was elected to serve in both the State House & Senate, where he earned a reputation for fighting back against the outsourcing of Michigan jobs.

13th March, 2014 | 1 Comments

Candidates Address Three Pivotal Questions Facing the Future of Saginaw

On November 5th three seats will be up for grabs on the Saginaw City Council at a juncture that is perhaps one of the most critical in the city's 154-year history. Beleaguered by escalating crime rates, declining property values, and intransigent unions, the one thing that Council distinguished themselves with since the last election four years ago was to cut services such as leaf-pick-up, code enforcement, and public safety in order to accommodate a general fund budget that currently is carrying $332,183,328 million in unfunded liabilities for three pension & legacy funds: Retiree Health, Police & Fire, and MERS, which covers all other city employees.

17th October, 2013 | 0 Comments

An In-Depth Interview with Saginaw County Commissioner Board Chairman Michael Hanley on the Challenges & Future of Regional Government

As the newly elected Chairman of the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners, Michael Hanley is taking his expansive experience working within the mechanism of government at all levels and bringing his energy to stabilizing the economics of government while channeling his focus on the goal of economic development in Saginaw County.

21st February, 2013 | 0 Comments

One major development in regional government since the 2010 Election was the decision to redistrict Bay County.   The resulting plan reduced the number of Districts from nine to seven.  This project was ostensibly taken on to reflect demographic and population shifts in the County and as an attempt to reduce costs.

11th October, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 94th State Representative contest for the seat currently held by Frankenmuth Republican Ken Horn is one of the pivotal races that will determine the representative balance in the Michigan legislature for Saginaw County voters.

11th October, 2012 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Congressional 5th District Race pits Democrat Dan Kildee against Republican Jim Slezak and encompasses all of Genesee, Bay, Iosco & Arenac Counties, as well as part of Saginaw County - including the City of Saginaw; and it can safely be said that this upcoming 2012 November general election will be a generational-defining moment, setting both the direction & tone of our country for many years to come.

11th October, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bay County has a rich and colorful history but, when it comes to politics, that color has historically been a deep shade of blue.  Based on the formidable pairing of union members and solid midwestern values, Bay County has largely been a Democratic stronghold for as long as most remember.

26th July, 2012 | 0 Comments

The race for Saginaw County Clerk will pit Democratic incumbent Susan Kaltenbach against challenger Iveory M. Love-Morris in the August primary; with the winner facing off against Republican challenger James Ormsby in November.

12th July, 2012 | 0 Comments

A significant contested race that often falls under the radar because people tend to take the position for granted is that of Saginaw County Public Works Commissioner, which in this case pits Democratic incumbent Matthew Rappley against challenger Brian Wendling.

12th July, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 94th State Representative contest for the congressional seat currently held by Frankenmuth Republican Ken Horn is one of the pivotal August primary battles. Insofar as Horn's tenure will be term-limited, the vacancy creates an open track to Lansing for all contenders.

28th June, 2012 | 0 Comments

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