Kalamazoo attorney, Mark Totten, annouced his candidacy for state Attorney General. The Michigan State University law professor is a member of the Kalamazoo Board of Education and peviously worked for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He is seeking the Democratice nomination next summer and will most likely challenge the current Attorney General Bill Schuette for the position.
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Former Democratic Congressman has made his gubernatorial run official. "I'm in!" Schauer said on Twitter today. He is now the only announced candidate challenging Republican Governor Rick Snyder. All seven of Michigans Congressional delegation in Washington threw their support behind Schauer last week. For more information, read the Free Press article, or the MLive article.
When the Ann Arbor school districts teachers opened up their contract to conceed a 3% raise to save the district $3.4 milion, and at the same time extend their contract to avoid the right-to-work law, they never thought it would have an impact on their domestic partner benefits. By opening up their contract, the Public Employee Domestic Partner Benefit Restriction Act kicked in. A pending grievance decision or Federal lawsuit ruling may stop the June 30th start date.