January 28, 2020

Joe Kent

While Republican plunges into county government campaigns have been sparse so far for 2020, Joe Kent of Lake Orion is one who has taken the dive, for Oakland County Treasurer. So far, it looks like Kent, a tax accountant, will face off against state Rep. Robert Witte...

January 28, 2020

With state Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Oak Park, Hazel Park, Berkley) termed out of his 27th District seat and having announced he’s running for county treasurer, and Dave Coulter, who last June had announced he would jump from Ferndale mayor to the...

November 12, 2019

We've seen this game before, usually at the county commission level – state officials seeking a home at the county once they leave Lansing. But the passing of L. Brooks Patterson has put a new twist on the competition.  Current appointed count executive Dave Coulter (D)...

October 8, 2019

A town hall meeting slated as a discussion on gun violence erupted into a shouting match on Tuesday, October 1, as 11th District Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Commerce Township, Novi, western Oakland and western Wayne counties) brought th...

September 24, 2019

While all members of the Michigan legislature earn too much money to qualify for free meals from the National School Lunch Program, lobbyists paid for food and beverages for all but 24 of the state’s 148 lawmakers during the first seven months of 2019.

August 6, 2019

There is more than a year before the 2020 general election, but some candidates for the Michigan state legislature aren't waiting for the starting gun before leaving the running blocks. Case in point: 40th House District Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hill...

July 23, 2019

Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter has Lansing, and the state House of Representatives, in his sight. With 27th District Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Berkley, Oak Park) term-limited, and allegedly looking at the Oakland County Treasurer position, Coulter an...

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