We said enough to Republicans who take treasure chests of campaign dollars from insurance companies, "big oil," pharmaceutical companies and Wall Street executives for policies that make them rich at the expense of our right to court, our jobs and our environment.
Thursday, Oct. 28 — One year after President Barack Obama signed a bill extending hate crime protection based on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, two legal experts explain LGBT rights, why Michigan is one of the least progressive states to offer these protections and why this year’s Supreme Court race matters.
Wednesday, Oct. 27 — If you play your cards right, you could probably collect Halloween loot daily for the rest of the week. You can start today in downtown Lansing when the downtown association hosts its third annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square. The free event is 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the 100 and 200 blocks of South Washington.
Lansing assistant city attorney Billie Jo O’Berry, 54, is in her fifth judicial race. Clinton Canady III, 62, is a trial attorney who owns a private practice. This is his first time running for an elected position.The two are running for the seat of James Giddings, who is retiring.
Snyder, a Battle Creek native, didn’t have much support from GOP activists in the primary. No Right to Life. No chamber. Few elected officials. He dug into his healthy bank account for $6 million. Bought some slick TV ads from Hollywood. Created the loveable nerd schtick.
The 2010 secretary of state’s race has turned into a referendum on the Democratic nominee, a 33-year-old election attorney whom Democrats frame as a champion for voters’ rights. A Wayne State University professor, she wrote a book on being secretary of state and numerous articles on the elections process.
Historically, attorney general campaigns in Michigan have revolved around law enforcement.The 2010 match-up between Democratic Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton and former appellate judge Bill Schuette is not an exception. Both have taken pains to puff up their law enforcement credentials while thrashing the others’.
In split cases, the vocal Young tends to side with hospitals, insurance companies and businesses at the expense of consumers, patients and accident victims on the argument that he’s interpreting the law as written, without adding meaning to the text. The decisions, his supporters argue, end up meaning lower costs for products.