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In a statewide poll Michigan voters overwhelmingly support expanding overtime pay. 

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA recently surveyed 600 registered Michigan voters asking this question: There is a proposal under consideration for either Michigan’s Legislature or Michigan’s next governor that would guarantee time-and-a-half overtime pay for salaried workers who earn up to $47,000 per year when they work more than 40 hours per week. 275,000 Michigan residents would be guaranteed overtime pay if this proposal was adopted. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?

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Five states have enacted “Red Flag” laws also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders. The law allows law enforcement to temporarily take guns away from people a judge decides is a community threat.

As Michigan lawmakers and the governor consider gun laws a poll of Michigan voters weighs in.

Five states have enacted “Red Flag” laws; California, Connecticut, Indiana, Oregon and Washington. Will Michigan be next?

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In a recent poll commissioned by Michigan NORML, which is the Michigan Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, indicates a majority of state voters are in favor of legalizing marijuana.

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The Strong Schools, Strong Communities enhancement millage was passed by voters last year. The Kent County Intermediate School District wants residents to know how the additional dollars are being used in classrooms.

Voters approved the Kent Intermediate School District’s Strong Schools, Strong Communities enhancement millage in May. The additional $20 million generated annually over the next 10 years will provide more resources for the 20 school districts served by Kent ISD.

Kid Rock has donated about $122,000 from sales of merchandise promoting his potential U.S. Senate campaign to a voter-registration organization. The Detroit-area rocker, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, teased the public for months. At a September concert, he was introduced as Michigan's "next senator." In October, he confirmed he wasn't running.

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The majority of Michigan voters say fixing the state’s infrastructure is the number one problem lawmakers need to address. That is the finding in a recent poll conducted in December.

Fix MI State is a campaign organized by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association. It asked Lansing-based Epic-MRA to survey 600 registered Michigan voters asking what they think is the top problem facing the state?

Jackson urges more accessible voting during Michigan visit

Nov 16, 2016

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says voting needs to be more accessible for Americans in future elections. 

His comments came Wednesday in Ann Arbor, where he's being honored at the University of Michigan for his decades of fighting for civil rights. Jackson, who campaigned in Michigan several times for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says making it easier to vote is important in promoting bottom-up change.

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The Oregon state director for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is shifting his efforts to Michigan.

Jacob Daniels, a Creswell attorney, tells the Bulletin that he moved to Michigan because Trump is bulking up staff in the most competitive states.

Trump made big promises on the campaign trail in Oregon, saying he was going to become the first Republican to win there since 1984.

He now appears to be withdrawing from the Pacific Northwest to focus on Colorado and swing states in the Midwest.

File photo: Supporters wave campaign signs at an August Donald Trump rally in Dimondale, MI.
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is boosting his presence in Michigan. Michigan's campaign for Republican presidential nominee.

Donald Trump is expanding from one to seven senior staffers.

Dave Doyle is the Executive Vice President for Marketing Resource Group. He says this is a big commitment to Michigan and shows that the campaign sees Michigan as a battleground state.

“The important thing is the expansion of the staff,” he says. “They’ve basically gone from a one man operation to seven people. So that’s again pretty significant.”

Donald Trump speaks in Dimondale, Mich., on Friday, August 19.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump paid another visit to Michigan Friday.

During his speech in Dimondale, Trump made a strong pitch to factory workers and especially African American voters saying, “What do you have to lose?”

Trump said Democrats and their presidential nominee Hillary Clinton take African American support for granted. He further blamed Detroit’s crime, poverty and unemployment on the Democratic leadership, including Clinton.

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