Michigan citizens speak out on the Affordable Care Act

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Through the fall of 2011, MiVote.org and the Michigan Consumers for Healthcare joined forces to host a number of community conversations across Michigan. The goal of the conversations was to help interested citizens across Michigan learn more about the Affordable Care Act and the decisions facing Michigan’s lawmakers and government leaders. Conversations were held in Southeast […]

Michigan students confront current issues

The 8th Annual Michigan Student Political Issues Convention is underway at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, and MiVote.org is there to collect comments and opinions.    Former Congressmen Bart Stupak (D-MI) will be delivering the keynote address at the opening session, but a number of other current and former lawmakers are also expected to drop by. During […]

Michigan State Senate adopts health care exchanges

The state Senate has adopted a bill to create a statewide health coverage exchange where people and businesses could comparison shop for insurance.  Learn more from Michigan Radio.

Michigan on Center Stage for GOP Debate

Michigan takes the political center stage tonight when eight Republican  contenders vying for President Barack Obama’s job will square off on their  economic visions and address some concerns that have been dogging their  campaigns. See coverage from a variety of organizations: From The Detroit News: Michigan in GOP debate spotlight. From the Detroit Free Press: […]

Wayne County Voters Oust Incumbents

In one of Wayne County’s biggest political upsets of Tuesday night, voters in Grosse Pointe Shores ousted the incumbent mayor and two council members.  Read more in the Detroit Free Press.

Detroit Voters Approve Charter Changes

Detroiters overwhelming approved a new city charter, reforming a city government that for years has been plagued by corruption and distrusted by residents.   Read more from The Detroit News.

Michigan State Representative Recalled

State Representative Paul Scott is the first Michigan lawmaker since 1983 to be recalled. Scott was targeted by the Michigan Education Association for his support of changes to the state’s teacher tenure law and budget cuts to education funding. Read and hear more from Michigan Radio.

Broadcasting Mackinac: Behind the Scenes!

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Unless you’ve worked at the Grand Hotel – or are more intrepid than the average guest – there are probably portions of this landmark summer hotel and its grounds that you’ve never seen. Recently, a small team from MiVote.org and Detroit Public Television’s visited Mackinac Island to plan for our live coverage of the Mackinac […]

Governor Snyder Unveils Education Strategy

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Governor Snyder unveiled his education strategy in a news conference at the United Way of Southeast Michigan.  See the news conference here, along with a post-conference interview with Christy McDonald from MiVote.org and Detroit Public Television.

Full Access To The Mackinac Policy Conference

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Citizens will be able to participate in the Mackinac Policy Conference on June 1-3 through MiVote.org.  See the details about this first-ever partnership between the Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit Public Television.