Michigan Democrats on Monday charged that a contract awarded to a Detroit-area medical supply firm, and let by the State Administrative Board one day after the family that owns the company hosted a fundraising event for Governor Rick Snyder, was illegal and showed a "pattern and practice" of abusive behavior by the administration.
Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson said the action to approve the extension of the contract was "blatantly outrageous" because it amounted to a no-bid contract that is against state law.
GRAND RAPIDS - The crux of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Land's career is her combined 16 years as Kent County clerk and Michigan secretary of state, but throughout her campaign she has de-emphasized that part of her resume in favor of casting herself as a small business owner.
The Board of Directors at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the Legislature's inability to provide more than $1 billion in infrastructure funding, so it is considering an initiative petition in January if lawmakers can't find a permanent solution by the end of the year.
An investigation into Scott Woosley, the former director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, is being conducted by the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Democrat in the secretary of state race is again counting on residents being dissatisfied about how elections are being run and campaign finance is being policed in an effort to regain a post the party has not held since 1995.
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