Opinion: Forensic Science Commission can protect public safety
When people who commit crime remain on the streets while wrongly convicted people serve time in prison for their crimes, it represents a manifest injustice. In some instances, the wrongful conviction can be traced back to faulty forensic science. Thankfully it rarely happens, but when it does government needs to make sure we have guardrails in place to protect life, liberty and property. Today Michigan legislators are working to ensure higher standards for state crime labs an
Election Forecast: "13 Days Out"
The governor's race will tighten as election day nears, predicted Adrian Hemond, Grassroots Midwest, who spoke at Capitol Issues Forum Oct.24. "I think we're all going to wake up to a lot of surprises on Nov. 7," said Hemond who expects Gretchen Whitmer to win the governor's race. Brian Began, Grassroots Midwest, who joined Hemond on the panel, pointed out that during big midterm elections more campaigning and funding goes into big ticket issues such as the governor's race or
"Election Forecast: 13 Days Out"
As the Nov. 6 election draws closer, join Capitol Issues Forum Wednesday Oct. 24, 8 – 9 a.m. to hear Adrian Hemond and Brian Began of Grassroots Midwest predict election outcomes. Grassroots Midwest is a bipartisan advocacy firm providing polling and consumer data collection and campaign consulting. Adrian Hemond, partner and CEO, specializes in appropriations, local government, regulatory affairs and procurement. Brian Began, elections and research director, has had extens
Democrat voter turnout could determine November elections
President Trump's low approval ratings could impact Michigan elections in November, said Zach Gorchow, editor of Gongwer News service, at Capitol Issues Forum Sept. 27. Gorchow, who is covering the midterm elections, said Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic Candidate, is favored to win the governor's race. Bill Schuette, the Republican Candidate, may struggle to win the election due to his alignment with President Trump. "We're seeing a middle class wave of educated people with
"Covering the Midterm Elections"
Zach Gorchow, editor of Gongwer News service, joins Capitol Issues Forum Thursday, Sept. 27 to talk about his coverage of the governor's race, the potential for a partisan shift in control of the Legislature and ballot proposals. An editor at Gongwer since 2009, Gorchow also reported for the Detroit Free Press, covering Wayne County and the City of Detroit. He is an international relations graduate of Michigan State University, where he wrote for the State News, MSU's student
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