ㅤ"One measure would delay increasing the minimum wage to $12 an hour to at least 2030, instead of 2022. Another bill would exempt employers with fewer than 50 employees from providing paid medical leave."
ㅤ"Republicans have been gaining in nearly all statewide races in the last week, EPIC-MRA showed. The same survey showed Republican John James in his closest contest yet with Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow (49 to 42 percent) and Republican attorney general hopeful Tom Leonard in a tie with Democrat Dana Nesel (39 percent each)."
ㅤFull story at Newsmax. Posted here on 10/28/18. See "michigan, bill schuette, gretchen whitmer."
ㅤ"In what were clearly the most unexpected poll results of any election anywhere this week, a EPIC/MRA Detroit News poll Thursday showed businessman and first-time candidate John James within single digits of Michigan’s three-term Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
ㅤAccording to the poll, James, West Point graduate and Detroit businessman, trails Stabenow by 49 to 42 percent among likely voters statewide. The margin of error was 4.0 percent."
ㅤFull story at Newsmax. Posted here on 10/25/18. See "john james, michigan."
ㅤ"Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) holds a 9-point lead over Republican challenger John James in Michigan’s Senate race, according to a new poll that shows a tightening race. In a previous poll released in September, Stabenow had a 13-point lead.
ㅤSteve Mitchell, President of Mitchell Research and Communications, said the new polling signals a tightening race and shows the impact of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation process.
ㅤMitchell added that Stabenow is still ‘in a good position. ‘However the race is tightening and with a month to go, a great deal can happen. … This race is far from over at this time.’"
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 10/11/18. See "michigan, senate race."
ㅤ”John James, a military veteran who won the endorsement of President Trump, secured the Republican Party’s Senate nomination in Michigan on Tuesday, setting him up to challenge incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in November.”
ㅤFull story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 8/7/18. See “john james, michigan, trump.”
ㅤ"If approved by voters in November, the measure would create an independent commission made up of four Democrats, four Republicans and five independents selected by Michigan’s secretary of state.
ㅤThat panel would be responsible for redrawing the state’s congressional districts every 10 years. The goal, advocates say, is to end alleged partisan gerrymandering by state lawmakers, who are currently tasked with redistricting.
ㅤUnder the state’s current rules, the party in power in the state legislature gets to decide congressional boundaries."ㅤ
Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 7/31/18. See "michigan, gerrymandering, redistricting."ㅤHomeㅤOptionsㅤ
ㅤ"Fox News and C-SPAN will cover the rally live beginning at 7 p.m. ET."