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Year in review: Top Detroit political stories of 2013, state issues

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As usual politics was a hot topic in Detroit during 2013. Here is a summary of the stories your Detroit political examiner followed this year that have a statewide touch to them.

Rick Snyder launches bid for reelection: September 24, 2013 - Today Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially began his bid for reelection the way he started his political career – with a television ad. However this time the self-proclaimed “successful nerd” did not use the Super Bowl. This...Continue

Improvement in Michigan business environment elates Gov. Snyder: October 22, 2013 - An editorial appearing in The Detroit News yesterday elated Gov. Rick Snyder who wanted to make sure the entire state was aware of the newspaper’s opinion. Overnight the governor posted information about the editorial, which focused on job...Continue

Republican calls for Supreme Court Judge Diane Hathaway to turn down pension: January 8, 2013 - Late yesterday Matt Frendewey, director of communications for the Michigan Republican Party, called on disgraced Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway to turn down her publicly funded pension. Prompted by a controversial short sale of one of her...Continue

State seeks profit from sex offender’s registry: March 24, 2013 - The State of Michigan would turn the sex offender’s registry into a profit making venue if a bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to the bill everyone on the sexual offender’s directory would...Continue

Rose City teachers support convicted student molester, victim family tormented: August 19, 2013 - The Rose City, Mich., school board is meeting tonight to discuss the fate of one of their own members along with six teachers that have been speaking out in support of a local teacher that molested an eighth grade student...Continue

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