Scott Romney 'interested' in 2014 run for Senate
March 8th, 2013
06:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Scott Romney 'interested' in 2014 run for Senate

Washington (CNN) – Scott Romney, the elder brother of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is considering running for the Senate seat that will be vacated by retiring Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan next year.

"He's interested and seriously looking at it," a friend of the Romney family told CNN Political Director Mark Preston on Friday. The Romneys' father, the late George Romney, was governor of the state in the 1960s.
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Filed under: 2014 • Michigan • Mitt Romney • Senate
Sen. Levin won't seek re-election in 2014
March 7th, 2013
05:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Levin won't seek re-election in 2014

Washington (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, 78, announced Thursday that he will not run for a seventh term in 2014.

Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called it an "extremely difficult" decision and stated that he'll better serve his Michigan constituents in the next two years of his term by not being distracted by a campaign.
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Filed under: 2014 • Carl Levin • Michigan • Senate
Michigan gov. latest Republican to support 'Obamacare' provision
February 6th, 2013
04:56 PM ET
1 year ago

Michigan gov. latest Republican to support 'Obamacare' provision

Washington (CNN) – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday became the latest Republican to support a controversial "Obamacare" provision, a move sure to earn the ire of conservatives.

In a statement, Snyder announced his support for the federal expansion of Medicaid funding – a key component of the nation's healthcare law. Snyder announced that his 2014 budget recommendation – to be officially unveiled on Thursday – would expand Michigan's Medicaid program.
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Michigan governor vetoes bill allowing concealed weapons in public places
Protesters camped out in the
December 18th, 2012
06:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Michigan governor vetoes bill allowing concealed weapons in public places

(CNN) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation that would have allowed concealed pistol license holders who undergo additional training to carry concealed pistols in schools and other public places, his office said Tuesday in a statement.

Snyder rejected the bill because it did not provide an opportunity for public places - such as schools, day care centers and hospitals - to exempt themselves from the provision, the statement said.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Michigan
Hoffa predicts 'civil war' in Michigan
December 11th, 2012
03:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Hoffa predicts 'civil war' in Michigan

(CNN) - Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Tuesday he expects Michigan unions and lawmakers to break out into "civil war" after the state legislature passed right-to-work bills that would weaken unions' power.

"This is just the first round of a battle that's going to divide this state. We're going to have a civil war," Hoffa said on CNN's "Newsroom."
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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Michigan
December 11th, 2012
11:42 AM ET
2 years ago

What's the 'right-to-work' battle all about?

(CNN) - The battle over right-to-work legislation in Michigan has renewed debate over labor policy and the role of unions in the American economy. Here's a quick look at the issue:

What's going on?

Michigan's storied labor movement and its allies are mobilizing to stop Republican-backed legislation that would give workers the right to opt out of union membership and, critics say, weaken unions. The state House and Senate passed separate "right-to-work" bills last week in a surprise move that provoked thousands of labor supporters to descend on the state Capitol for protests that led to eight arrests. More protests are scheduled for Tuesday.

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Filed under: Michigan
Obama rallies Detroit union workers as fiscal cliff deadline looms
December 10th, 2012
03:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama rallies Detroit union workers as fiscal cliff deadline looms

Redford, Michigan (CNN) – President Obama's latest PR blitz pushing his position in the fiscal cliff showdown brought him to a Detroit-area motor plant Monday, where he pledged to a union-heavy crowd that he would not compromise on raising tax rates for high-income earners.

"I am not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all our tax breaks," Obama said, adding, "when they start making a million, or 10 million, or 20 million, you can afford to pay a littler more. They are not too strapped."
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Filed under: Michigan • President Obama
December 10th, 2012
02:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats try to stop Michigan 'right-to-work' law

(CNNMoney) - Several prominent Michigan Democrats met with Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday in an effort to convince him not to sign the "right-to-work" bill expected to pass the legislature.

The legislation, which cleared some legislative hurdles last week, is expected to get final approval Tuesday. It would allow workers at union-represented employers to not pay dues even though the union would be bargaining on their behalf.

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Filed under: Michigan
Protests greet 'right-to-work' bill in Michigan
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder
December 6th, 2012
04:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Protests greet 'right-to-work' bill in Michigan

(CNN) - Thousands of people protested "right-to-work" legislation in and around Michigan's Capitol in Lansing, leading authorities to block entrance to the building, police said Thursday.

The capacity of the building had been exceeded, Michigan State Police Inspector Gene Adamczyk said.

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'Santa Claus' to join Congress
November 7th, 2012
02:17 AM ET
2 years ago

'Santa Claus' to join Congress

(CNN) - Looks like Santa Claus really is coming to town.

Republican Kerry Bentivolio, a Santa Claus impersonator, eked out a win in Michigan for the U.S. Congress, narrowly defeating Democratic opponent Syed Taj, according to a CNN projection.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan
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