Last chance! Community Conversations end this week: Make your voice heard

This week is your last chance to share your agenda for Michigan at one of our Conversations. Join us for The Detroit Collaborative Community Conversation, presented by the Center for Michigan, the Detroit Free Press, the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6-8pm
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI

Reception at 6pm at Kresge Court
Conversation at 6:30pm at the Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

SPACE IS LIMITED. Please RSVP to Dwayne Barnes at the Center for Michigan, or call 734-926-4290 for more information.

OR join us in Oakland County:

Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 1-2:30 pm
Oakland Family Services, 114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac

Cohosted by Oakland Family Services and the Baldwin Center.

Please RSVP to Hailey Zureich at the Center for Michigan or call 734-926-4286 for more information.

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Gretchen Johnson
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:34am
Fixing and expanding the I 94 corridor between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek has to be a top priority. Kalamazoo has long been touted as the midpoint between Detroit and Chicago, but it is nearly impossible to make this trek. That stymies commerce and affects quality of life all along the way.
John Nash
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:20am
My comment regarding where Michigan Legislators should go in the future. First off, I think we should celebrate the accomplishments of the last four years - balanced / on time budget every year, elimination of business tax and Right to Work, significant financial increases for early childhood education, addressing the Detroit financial issue, dealing with school financing and teacher pay, health insurance and retirement more realistically ( I am a life long teacher), encouraging manufacturing, the Pure Michigan program increases, the buy and sell in Michigan encouragment, a good health care option for Michigan seniors, the encouragement of keeping and recruiting foreign students and future business owners and the elimination of many outdated laws. So, keep the momentum of all these good things going. We still need much more skilled job training programs, a better total program to handle educational finances, more encouragement for healthy lifestyles and welfare / unemployment program that will provide financial incentives for positive actions, choices and finally a real energy program - something that has been discussed for 4 years with no real action taken and how about a law that says if a student does poorly academically, discipline wise and/or attendance wise they can wait till they are 18 to get their driver's license.
Jay Schultz
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:34am
WE received on 3/31 in the mail from Tim Walberg a list of his "accomplishments" billed as "legislative Update'" At the very bottom of the page in almost unreadable small print was this statement " This mailing was prepared,published, and mailed at taxpayer expense". What is this??? My money is being used to campaign for TimWwalberg??? I think this is questionable. Can you comment?
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:17am
Tim Walberg? What did you expect? Part of the lazy, crazy GOP majority in the House. We paid him and his colleagues our tax money for doing nothing except trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act about 50 times (I lost count) and work the fewest days of any House in history.