Gretchen Whitmer, candidate for Michigan Governor will be in Houghton Lake on May 9 between 3 and 4 P.M. She will be appearing at the Comfort Suites on Old 27. Come on out and meet the candidate who has a good chance to be our next governor.
Right Wing Group FOIAs Pension Information
Michigan’s Office of Retirement Services has sent out notifications that American Transparency has filed a FOIA request for information on all public school retires receiving a pension. ORS will release only that information required by FOIA. Sensitive information such as social security numbers, date of birth, contact information, beneficiary and medical information will not be released.
American Transparency is focused primarily on government spending issues. They send FOIAs to local, state, and federal agencies all over the country, in order to track “every dime” of government spending, including public employees’ salaries and pensions. They are not affiliated with the right wing, Koch supported State Policy Network or its related think tanks (Mackinac Center). Its founder and CEO supports Right-to-Work and ran for governor of Illinois in 2010 with the endorsement of Rush Limbaugh. They are receiving funding from major conservative donors, including the Koch’s DonorsTrust and the Bradley Foundation.
Candidates were chosen by the Michigan Democratic Party at last weeks convention in Detroit.
The winners were:
Joselyn Benson for Secretary of State
Dana Nessle for Attorney General
Mega Cavanagh for Supreme Court
Sam Bagenstos for Supreme Court
Candidates for Governor will face off in the August primary. The winner will take on the Republican in the November general election.
Let’s all get behind our candidates so we can be successful in November and send the Republicans packing. They have controlled state government for far too long.