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n the latest subscription-only edition of IMP (Vol. XV, No. 41), we’ve started to break down competitive judicial races on the Aug. 2 ballot, as only we know how.
That’s right. You’ll get the inside scoop on three-dozen contested Court of Appeals, District, Circuit and Probate judgeships all across Michigan. And we’ll also go deep into the battle for two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court.
Dome Magazine held its first “Capitol Brew” legislative breakfast on June 8 at the Lansing Radisson. IMP Editor Susan J. Demas moderated a panel on this year’s state budget featuring Appropriations Committee Chairs Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville) and Dave Hildenbrand (R-Lowell).
You’re not going to want to miss the latest subscription-only edition of IMP, which features our exclusive interview with U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) talking at length about weighing a 2018 gubernatorial bid.
Here’s a taste of Kildee’s candor, as he gives his take on the Flint water crisis and whether Donald Trump can win Michigan this year. And if you want a preview of what his gubernatorial campaign against Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette could look like, check out Kildee’s thoughts about LGBT and women’s rights
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.
Last year, IMP sat down with former state Treasurer Doug Roberts as he prepared to leave his job leading Michigan State University’s acclaimed Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), which also is home to Michigan’s Political Leadership Program (MPLP). We even ran some of the interview in a bonus story online.
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.