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Michigan

City Council

City Council Races Taking Shape | #citycouncil

(La Porte, IN) – Three people, so far, are running for two at-large seats on the La Porte City Council.   One of the at-large incumbents, republican Tim Franke, is seeking a second term. Dakota Euler and Lauren Huffman are also in the race for the republican nomination in the May primary.   So far, […]

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Arkansas

Backstory Indicates TeSlaa, Arkansas Perfect Marriage in Quest for Respect

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Wide receiver recruit Isaac TeSlaa could very well be the long lost brother of Grant and Drew Morgan. Everything from his story, demeanor and work ethic screams Morgan family values. TeSlaa has a story similar to so many Razorback underdog success stories. Small town. Check. Overlooked. Check. Overcame odds. Check. Willing to […]

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City Council

Pontiac city council considers adult-use marijuana ordinance – The Oakland Press | #citycouncil

The long-discussed recreational marijuana resolution is on Pontiac City Council’s agenda for tonight’s meeting. The second reading of the adult-use ordinance was postponed until this year, at the council’s Dec. 20 meeting. The board will meet in a closed session to discuss a legal opinion on the proposed regulation before voting on the second reading. […]

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Arkansas

Not enough teachers means some unable to enroll in preschool

(NewsNation) — There are not enough teachers to support the high demand for preschool enrollment, leading to some students having their education put on hold. President Joe Biden, in his Build Back Better agenda, laid out a framework to establish free pre-school for 3- and 4-year-olds, but a shortage of teachers has made that difficult. […]

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City Council

East Lansing City Council to consider sanctuary city designation | #citycouncil

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – East Lansing could soon be more than a safe haven for immigrants. Its city council is set to declare East Lansing a sanctuary city. If the resolution is approved, East Lansing would be the only sanctuary city in the state. Background: East Lansing may become a sanctuary city for undocumented […]

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Alabama

Karen Bass, Juan Ciscomani among the history-makers of the 2022 midterm elections | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  As midterm results continue to roll in days after Election Day, Democratic and Republican candidates have already been celebrating historic victories. Heading into Election Day, both parties were looking to diversify their ranks of elected officials, both in Congress and beyond, and they appear on track to do so. House Republicans will add […]

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Alaska

Midterm elections 2022: How to tell if Republicans are heading for a landslide in the House | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The conditions are ripe for Republicans to win the US House of Representatives next month. So while Senate control is still up for grabs, the discussion on the House side has shifted to just how large a possible new GOP majority could be. Republicans only need a net gain of five seats to […]

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Mayor

Detroit mayor Mike Duggan’s missing financial disclosure form

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios Mayor Mike Duggan did not file a required conflict-of-interest disclosure form last year, public records show. Why it matters: Duggan is campaigning in support of Prop 1, a Nov. 8 ballot issue that would require state officials to disclose income sources and other financial information. What they’re saying: “Since the beginning of […]

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Alabama

GOP files another election-related lawsuit in Pennsylvania | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

This weekly update summarizing legislative activity affecting voting and elections is powered by the Voting Rights Lab. Sign up for VRL’s weekly newsletter here. The Voting Rights Lab is tracking 2,201 bills so far this session, with 580 bills that tighten voter access or election administration and 1,054 bills that expand the rules. The rest […]

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Alaska

Democrats are facing stiff battles for governor in these key states | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  Democratic nominees for governor are facing the stiffest competition this year as the party tries to hold on to its gains from the “blue wave” of 2018, even though Republicans are defending more governorships in November. Democrats hold 16 of the 36 gubernatorial seats on the ballot, including in key states like Arizona, […]

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