The week in Michigan politics — 8/10/18
The state's most significant political stories of the week
DETROIT – Elections dominated political news this week. Here's our summary of top stories from across Michigan:
US Senate votes to spare Great Lakes program from cuts [Michigan Radio]
One of the biggest stories of the week (not just in Michigan, but across the country) is how well female candidates for office fared this primary season. Here, Gretchen Whitmer won the Democratic nomination for governor. Rashida Tlaib is virtually guaranteed to be the first Muslim woman elected to US Congress, representing Michigan's 13th District. And female candidates will be the face of both major parties in the race for Michigan's 11th Congressional District seat.
Andy Levin declares victory in 9th Congressional Democratic race [Michigan Radio]
$425M dairy processing facility expected to create 259 Michigan jobs [ClickOnDetroit]
Rep. Justin Amash questions Trump foreign policy accomplishments [The Week, WashPo]
"Are we still droning people? Yeah," he told The Washington Post. "Are we still running covert operations that weren't authorized by Congress? Yeah. Is the government still spying on Americans without warrants? Without due process. Yeah. When some libertarians talk about the great accomplishments we're seeing on foreign policy, I don't know what they're talking about.
Yes, your vote matters: Grosse Pointe Woods millage fails by 11 votes [Detroit News]
Yes, your vote matters, part 2: Macomb County SMART millage passes by 23 votes [Macomb Daily]
Rashida Tlaib on Flashpoint
Watch Flashpoint with Devin Scillian this week for our interview with Rashida Tlaib, plus a roundtable discussion with Nolan Finley, Stephen Henderson, Zoey Clark and Frank Beckman. Sunday, 10 a.m.
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