September 20, 2019

Roundup: Governor Whitmer appears to be left out of budget negotiations

The budget for K-12 schools from the House has been passed with some bi-partisan cooperation. Governor Whitmer is not completely thrilled, but House Democrats were on board. Here to talk about the state budget are Ken Sikkema, a senior policy fellow for Public Sector Consultants and T.J. Bucholz the p...

Tell us about your role at Vanguard

My role at Vanguard is to ensure that our clients are leveraging the digital landscape to its fullest extent, and that their audiences are able to find and engage with them online. This encompasses various platforms, from search engine optimization and digital advertising to social media, websites, and blogging.

What issues are most impo...

September 12, 2019

Vanguard Public Affairs – a leading Lansing, Michigan-based public affairs and strategic communications firm – is seeking a motivated Communications Manager for its growing practice area.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about all facets of traditional and new media and must possess demonstrated experience in project management.

Responsibilities include:

● Writing new...

September 11, 2019


The super entertaining HBO series “Succession” is back for a second season.

Like many of you, including a viewership in the Upper Peninsula I was not expecting, I am here for it.

Heard of it, but haven’t watched it? I’d describe it as a “House of Cards” for the media conglomerate-owning 1 percent. It’s all chessboard-esque strategies geared toward “getting ahead” amo...

Did Whitmer 'cave'?

The first-term Democrat unveiled a budget in March that proposed to fix roads by raising fuel taxes from 26.3-cents to 71.3-cents per gallon in three phases and would have generated $2.5 billion a year once fully implemented in 2021. 

The Republican-led Legislature balked at the fuel tax plan. GOP leaders have not publicly proposed any long-term road fu...

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