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Budget surplus, weather important to Michigan economy

Feb 22, 2012
The state of Michigan actually has a budget surplus on its hands, in large part due to big cutbacks put in place by the governor.
Posted In: Michigan, Domino's, weather, state budget

On bailouts, from Greece to Michigan

Feb 21, 2012
As news arrives that Greece will receive a fresh $170 billion from the rest of Europe, we are broadcasting from Michigan this week leading up to that state's primary. On the minds of citizens of Michigan? The big auto bailout of a few years back.
Posted In: bailout, Greece, Michigan, Auto

Auto bailout a major issue in Michigan primary

Feb 21, 2012
General Motors' turnaround has been pretty dramatic. It's only been a couple years since the government bailed the company out. That bailout has turned into a major issue in the upcoming Republican primary in Michigan.
Posted In: Michigan, Auto, bailout

Super PAC spending in Michigan and beyond

Feb 21, 2012
Republican presidential candidates are spending millions on the state's airwaves. But those ads are more and more often not being paid for by official campaigns but by giant political action committees -- super PACs.
Posted In: super PAC, 2012 election, Michigan, politics

More from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Feb 21, 2012
How has Michigan rebounded from the days of the auto bailout, bringing its unemployment down from 14 to 9 percent?
Posted In: Michigan, Rick Snyder

Where do campaign donations go?

Feb 20, 2012
Wealthy donors who contribute to political campaigns get lots of media attention -- but not nearly as much attention is paid to how that money gets spent.
Posted In: super PAC, 2012 election, campaign spending

The economy's looking up, but can Obama take credit?

Feb 16, 2012
Commentator Megan McArdle says no president has that much control over the economy.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, Economy

Concentrated super PAC money grows

Feb 10, 2012
Political campaign donations through super PACs are more concentrated than ever. Fewer rich donors are giving increasingly greater amounts to their chosen candidates, and it's raising new concerns about big money influencing elections.
Posted In: super PAC

Play the Super PAC Name Game!

Feb 8, 2012
Is that a Super PAC or a Britney Spears movie? Marvel over this list of the most obscure Super PAC names and create your own with the Super PAC Name Generator from WNYC
Posted In: super PAC, elections

Let's play PAC Name Fever!

Feb 8, 2012
It's our first (and probably last) edition of PAC Name Fever, the super PAC name game where you decide whether they're real or fake.
Posted In: super PAC, elections

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