March 4, 2019

How about arming teachers with pepper spray and stun guns? That's the newest bill proposal from Rep. Beau LaFave, but is he willing to get tasered in a House committee in exchange for it moving through the process? Hear what the second-term House member and chair of the House Military, Veterans & Homeland Security Committee has to say about that.

Also, T.J. Bucholz from V...

December 17, 2018

 Editor's note: Vanguard President and Managing Partner TJ Bucholz comments on the Michigan Legislature's Lame Duck session.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is on an appointment spree as he prepares to leave office, filling vacant posts ranging from high-profile university boards to obscure commissions that promote carrot consumption and regulate elevator inspections.

The Ann Ar...

November 8, 2018

Editor's note: Vanguard President and CEO TJ Bucholz comments on the challenges Gretchen Whitmer will face as Michigan's newly elected governor. Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer, who campaigned on her ability to “get things done,” faces a challenge by needing to work with a Republican-controlled Legislature to do so.

October 15, 2018

Editor's note: Vanguard President and CEO TJ Bucholz joins a panel of political pundits to discuss the impact of recent debates in Michigan's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races. Q. Did you see anything in the recent debates -- both Bill SCHUETTE vs Gretchen WHITMER and John JAMES vs U.S. Sen. Debbie STABENOW (D-Delta Twp.) -- that was likely to move the needle a...

January 15, 2018

Editor's note: Vanguard President and CEO TJ Bucholz comments on the Michigan Education Association's endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer for governor. Michigan Education Association officials on Monday endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for governor, urging roughly 140,000 public school teachers, staff and other member educators to rally behind her campaign for the Democrati...

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