Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Michigan GOP "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" statewide bus tour will visit St. Clair Shores Monday.
The final day of the Michigan GOP "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" statewide bus tour will include a stop Monday in St. Clair Shores. The four-day bus tour has stopped at GOP headquarters and victory centers across the state. Gov. Rick Snyder, along with other state and local GOP candidates and elected officials are scheduled to attend the event from 9:30 -10:15 a.m. at the Eastside Republican Club Headquarters, 22971 9 Mile Road St. Clair Shores.
Candidates for County Commission Districts 3 and 10 provided short biographies in advance of Tuesday's general election.
Voters in St. Clair Shores will take to the polls Nov. 6 to determine who will represent the city in the Macomb County Commission. Below are biographies provided by the candidates seeking office: Randell J. Shafer (R) Veronica Klinefelt (D) Zach Eineman (R) Michael A. Boyle (D)
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Lake Shore has the only contested board of education race on general election ballot. Three candidates are vying for two vacancies
Lake Shore Public Schools is the only district in the city this year with a contested race for seats on the board of education. On Nov. 6, voters will select two out of three candidates to fill six-year terms. The race includes incumbents Susan Jamieson and Kurt Ziegler. Norma Rusie is seeking her first term on the board of education. Below are the candidates' profiles, listed in alphabetical order by their last names: Susan D. Jamieson Occupation: I have served on the Lake Shore B.O.E. for 12 years. How long have you served on the Board of Education? I have four boys that have graduated from Lake Shore. Do you have any children currently attending the district’s schools? Biggest challenges facing Lake Shore? The biggest challenges facing…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The St. Clair Shores City Clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. to allow voters to obtain an absentee ballot.
Election Day is Tuesday but thousands of St. Clair Shores voters have already cast their ballots. As of Monday morning, when the most recent update was available, about 61 percent of the 9,528 ballots issued had been returned. St. Clair Shores tends to fare well in Macomb County election turnout. In the last presidential election November 2008, 72.5 percent percent of registered voters cast their ballots in the city. The lowest percentage was in Mount Clemens at 59.8 percent and the highest was 78.6 percent in Bruce Township, according to county results. According to the Macomb County Election Department, you are eligible to vote absentee if: To obtain absentee ballots Saturday, visit St. Clair Shores City Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at …
As the 2012 presidential election campaign winds to a close, reflect with us on the past year-plus of political cartoons on Patch.
The candidates have made their closing statements, and now it's your turn. Let everyone know who you're voting for and why you like your guy — but you can't go negative or attack the other guy. Please note, only positive comments will be published. We've had enough mud slinging.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time on Monday night? How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The fourth and final debate heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Monday night, broadcast live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. In their third meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There were three prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Here are details on Monday's debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney.
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on that debate and the upcoming election. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Where to Watch the Debate around Macomb Township: 8:30 p.m., Romney-Ryan watch party at the Macomb-Utica Victory Center, 13285 Hall Rd. Suite C125 Utica, MI 48315 Below is more detailed information on Monday night's debate. October 22, 2012 Presidential The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy. Read more: What did …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The proposal is one of six on Michigan's ballot this Nov. 6, and it could play a key role in the fate of a possible new bridge to Canada.
Though the U.S. and Canada have continued to move forward with plans to construct the New International Trade Crossing—coloquially known as the new bridge to Canada—voters will decide if residents should have the final say on it. Opponents of the new bridge, led by Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun, spent millions to get the proposal on the ballot, aimed to put the bridge's future in voters' hands. Supporters of the bridge, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, say it will be a boon for international trade, and ease congestion on the Ambassador. According to HuffPost Detroit, the new bridge would cost about $1 billion, and would create 10,000 temporary construction jobs. Canada has agreed to foot $550 million of the bill, hoping to …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Proposal 5 will ask voters to amend the state constitution to limit the enactment of new taxes by state government.
Michigan's Proposal 5 on the Nov. 6 ballot would require state tax increases be approved by either a two-thirds majority in the Michigan Legislature or by a statewide vote. The proposal applies to new taxes, attempts to expand the tax base or attempts to increase the rate of tax. Michigan currently has a supermajority requirement to raise property taxes. Michigan has 110 members of the House of Representatives and 38 members of the Senate, which means 37 House members and 13 Senators could block a tax increase. The following language for proposal 12-5 will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot: This proposal would: Require a two-thirds majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election, in…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Proposal 3, which will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, will ask voters to amend the Michigan Constitution to establish a standard for renewable energy.
Renewable, clean energy is the goal that most states strive for, but should it be included in a state's constitution? That's the question voters will answer at the polls on Nov. 6. Michigan is among 29 states with renewable-energy policies already in place, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Public Act 295, passed in October 2008, requires 10 percent of the state's energy to come from renewable sources by 2015. If passed, Michigan would be the only state to put a standard in its constitution. Opponents such as Consumers Energy and DTE say the move will cost too much money and that many smaller utilities may have trouble generating the 25 percent required to meet the new standard. The proponents biggest argument is that the …