Keep the Focus on Education

Page 12 By Joseph Welch 2013 Conference Chair calls for continued education reform   Congratulations to the Detroit Regional Chamber and all the dedicated people who worked so hard to put together another promising Conference this year. Under the leadership …

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Carl Levin: Stars on the National Stage

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In a poignant moment, the nation’s longest-serving Congressman and fellow retiree John Dingell (D-Dearborn) welcomed his long-time friend and colleague, Senator Carl Levin to Grand Hotel’s theatre as Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah looked on.

After the three presenters praised Senator Levin’s career, highlighting his trademark advocacy and stewardship for Michigan, the Senator Levin took the podium to share his advice for Congress and metro Detroit, with Michigan’s political, business and media leaders looking on.

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The Voices of CNN: Effective Government Leaders Break Gridlock, Not Create It

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Two of America’s foremost political voices took Michigan’s Center Stage during “Across the Isle: Michigan and the Midterms,” to stress the importance of compromise and effective leadership in breaking the partisan gridlock in Congress. Paul W. Smith, host of News/Talk WJR 760 AM, moderated the debate, which included Paul Begala, democratic strategist and CNN political contributor, and S.E. Cupp, host of CNN’s “Crossfire.”

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Rebuilding Clout

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The state’s congressionals look to rebuild influence after the retirement of four heavy hitters.

Michigan will see a deep reservoir of congressional seniority and experience evaporate come January with a raft of retirements.

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Legendary Leadership

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A special tribute to Senator Carl Levin and Congressman John Dingell

Congressman Dingell has ‘left everything on the  floor’ of the House – a giant player in the game of politics, yes, but more giant still in the fight for real people. He has a heart the size of a barn, and a mind as quick as a jackrabbit. They broke the mold with John Dingell.

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My Friend, Carl Levin

Page 66 To put it bluntly, I could not have served the people of Southeast Michigan for all these years without the companionship and help of my dear friend and colleague, Sen. Carl Levin. Dating back decades, the close relationship …

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Michigan Mulls Update to Gay Discrimination Law

ABC News: May 29, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday urged legislators to consider updating Michigan’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity, applauding companies and the state’s two largest regional chambers of commerce for joining a business-backed push to amend the law.

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