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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The biggest failing of this Governor is not his head or his heart. It's his backbone."

- Sen. Curtis HERTEL, Jr. (D-East Lansing) in arguing that Gov. Rick SNYDER should stand up to the House for not taking up his "Good Jobs" bill by vetoing the teacher retirement bills dealing with the Michigan Public Schools Employees Retirement System," but that he doubted Snyder would go there.

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Bingo Remains Potent Dem Fundraising Tool
"After word was released that the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) would be paying the Federal Election Commission (FED) a $500,000 fine for shoddy bingo fundraising bookkeeping practices, the party asserted that the fundraising was a practice of former chair Mark BREWER, and was stopped once new leadership -- namely, Lon JOHNSON -- began running the party (See "Bungled Bingo Bookkeeping Practices New Dems A $500,000 Fine," 6/9/17)."
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Calley Moving Ahead On PTL Petition Without Approval To Form
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The biggest failing of this Governor is not his head or his heart. It's his backbone."

- Sen. Curtis HERTEL, Jr. (D-East Lansing) in arguing that Gov. Rick SNYDER should stand up to the House for not taking up his "Good Jobs" bill by vetoing the teacher retirement bills dealing with the Michigan Public Schools Employees Retirement System," but that he doubted Snyder would go there.