Self-funded campaigns on the rise

By JAYLYN GALLOWAY Capital News Service LANSING – In 2016, President Donald Trump spent $66 million of his own funds on his campaign. He’s hardly the only politician to invest in his or her own career. The Legislature produced seven … Continue reading →

Female candidates outraised men

By NATALIE DYMKOWSKI Capital News Service LANSING — On average, female legislators in Michigan outraised their male counterparts in contributions to their own campaigns by more than $6,000 last year. That’s despite the fact that women may face more fundraising … Continue reading →

CNS Budget – April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 – Week 1 To: CNS Editors From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; For other matters, contact CNS Director Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 … Continue reading →

Michigan faces affordable housing shortage

By GLORIA NZEKA Capital News Service LANSING — Michigan has a shortage of rental homes that are affordable and available to extremely low-income households, according to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. Its study found that 71 percent of extremely low-income … Continue reading →