Michigan’s Proposal 3: How it would make registering to vote easier

October 26 – Detroit Free Press

In every general election, the state of Idaho averages a significant number of residents who register on Election Day to vote: About 50,000 people. And the option may soon be available to Michigan voters under a November ballot proposal that would usher in sweeping changes to the state’s election law. The proposal would allow absentee ballots for any reason, provide the option of straight-ticket voting, and allow a citizen to register to vote up to and on Election Day, among other provisions.

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Gretchen Whitmer: I’ll pay to fix Michigan by ‘closing loopholes’

October 26 – Bridge

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer has big plans for Michigan – and they’ll cost a pretty penny. The former Senate minority leader from East Lansing promises to repeal the pension tax, replace lead water lines statewide, pay for two years of debt-free college to all residents (as well as universal pre-K) and, of course, fix “the damn roads.”

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Workforce solution? Tuition help for workers that actually helps

October 21 – Crain’s Detroit

With employers scrambling to find new workers with the right talents and skills to fill critical jobs, perhaps they’re already under the companies’ roofs. Many companies offer tuition assistance or reimbursement programs for employees to go back to school and earn a certificate or degree or just to take certain courses to hone skills the employer needs.

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Detroit Chamber Backs Whitmer

October 18 – Gongwer

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer picked up her first major business endorsement Wednesday when the Detroit Regional Chamber political action committee said she had a better record and a better plan on issues important to its members.

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Bishop Earns Detroit Chamber Endorsement

October 18 – WHMI 93.5FM

The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce has made an endorsement in what’s become the most expensive Congressional race in Michigan history. The chamber’s political action committee offered public support on Wednesday for 8th District Republican Congressman Mike Bishop.

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Detroit Chamber endorses Gretchen Whitmer for governor

October 17 – WXYZ Detroit

The Detroit Regional Chamber has announced their support for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer released this statement following their endorsement: “I’m so proud to have this endorsement because we need a governor who can bring both parties together to solve problems and get things done for the people of Michigan.”

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Detroit chamber PAC backs Whitmer for governor

October 17 – Crain’s Detroit

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s political action committee is splitting its ticket this year in election endorsements at the top of the November ballot. The chamber PAC’s board of directors on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Gretchen Whitmer for governor over Republican Bill Schuette.

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