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They Said It:

“I don’t miss the deadlines.”

--- Gary Heinlein, who retired on Christmas Eve after covering the Legislature for the Detroit News for 17 years. Heinlein was honored on the House floor (Detroit News, 3/10)

Candice Miller to Take on the ‘Godfather’ of Macomb County Politics

Candice Miller to Take on the ‘Godfather’ of Macomb County Politics

By Chad Selweski

In a surprise move today, retiring U.S. Rep. Candice Miller (R-Harrison Twp.) set the stage for possibly one of the fiercest political battles in recent Macomb County history when she announced that she will challenge county Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco –– the “godfather” of Macomb politics –– this fall.

Kathy Hoekstra: On the Flint Water Crisis, Snyder Should Take a Page from Bush After 9/11

Kathy Hoekstra: On the Flint Water Crisis, Snyder Should Take a Page from Bush After 9/11

 

Even though it’s clear that breakdowns at all levels of government led to the Flint water situation, Gov. Rick Snyder is undeniably the sole face of the problem.

He may not like it. He may not deserve it. He certainly never asked for it. But he will not escape it. So Snyder needs to stop trying and do something he should have been doing all along –– embrace it. I think the governor really does want to help the people of Flint, but he has to show it.

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