NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski Comes Home for a Spin

In preparation for the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) next weekend, Rochester Hills native and NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski headed to Detroit where he gave Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio a few pointers. Earlier in the day Keslowski dropped by the Lions' workout in Allen Park where he met with Lions coach Jim Caldwell and receiver Golden Tate. Read the full story on The Detroit Free Press. … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Proposal 1 Also Brings Higher Gas Tax

Voters may not realize that if Proposal 1 passes on May 5, it will initiate 10 laws. The opinion expressed by Sue Ann Douglas in this Op-Ed is her own and does not constitute an endorsement by Rochester Media. The information Ms. Douglas is referencing comes from the Detroit Free Press article: Proposal 1’s passage would trigger these 10 laws. By Sue Ann Douglas Please note the section on the gas tax  - Remove, replace fuel tax. While it is true that the new gas tax will go only to … [Read more...]

Is the Cost of Fixing Michigan Roads Too High?

May is still three months away, but the rough winter weather and subsequent potholes serve as a ready reminder that Michigan roads are in desperate need of repair. Which is why May 5 is such a red-letter date; it's the day Michigan residents will vote on the proposed road tax. But what exactly does that mean? In mid-December 2014, leaders of the Michigan House and Senate drafted a compromise that would 'Increase state taxes and spending by $1.9 billion, of which just $1.2 billion goes to fix … [Read more...]