U.S. Senator Carl Levin

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Materials collected during former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's 36 years in office have been donated to the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.
Levin's collection arrived Wednesday at the library in Ann Arbor and includes photos, letters, legislation, memorabilia, publications and memos.
It may take up to a year before they are ready for public use.
The Detroit Democrat served in the Senate from 1979 to 2015. Levin did not seek re-election last year.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Carl Levin (D), Michigan’s senior US senator, retires from Congress at the end of the year. He reflects on his career this weekend in an interview on Michigan Public Television. 

Levin sat down for an interview with Senior Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick for the show “Off the Record.”

He says he first started to think about calling it quits a couple years ago. He says the decision not to seek reelection freed him up to focus on his official responsibilities without the distractions of campaigning and fundraising.


  LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land reports putting $650,000 more of her own money into her campaign.
       The Detroit Free Press says that increases the amount that she's contributed to her campaign to $3.5 million.
       The former Michigan secretary of state is running against Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters for the seat now held by retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin.
       In a filing Tuesday, Land says she made a $400,000 contribution and a $250,000 loan to the campaign.

Levin warns against Canadian nuclear waste repository

Sep 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--   U.S. Sen. Carl Levin has introduced a resolution urging the Obama

administration to oppose a Canadian proposal to bury radioactive waste less than a mile from Lake Huron.

A federal panel in Canada is taking testimony on the plan to store low- and intermediate-level waste from nuclear power plants in rock chambers more than 2,000 feet below the surface.

Ontario Power Generation says the lake would be protected. Opponents say that can't be guaranteed when the material would remain radioactive for thousands of years.

Senate candidates reveal finances

Jul 10, 2014

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The campaign of Republican Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land says it

raised about $2.15 million from donors in the latest quarter and got an additional $1.2 million from Land herself. Democrat Gary Peters says his campaign raised $1.95 million. 

Federal law requires U.S. Senate candidates to report their finances for April through June by next Tuesday.

Peters spokeswoman Haley Morris says his campaign has raised $3.3 million so far this year and $6.7 million in all.

Lawmakers urge continued Great Lakes cleanup

May 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--   U.S. Senators from the Great Lakes region are pushing for action on legislation that would continue a wide-ranging cleanup program for five more years. 

The Obama administration established the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2009. It has provided more than $1 billion for projects to make progress on the region's biggest environmental threats, such as invasive species, toxic pollution, habitat loss and toxic algae.

Pending legislation would authorize continued funding of the initiative through 2018.

Land submits signatures for Senate race

Apr 1, 2014

LANSING, MI (AP)--  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land says she's submitted enough petition signatures to get a spot on the August primary ballot. 

Land says she collected more than 25,000 signatures from all of Michigan's 83 counties. They were given to state election officials Monday, three weeks before the April 22 deadline.

Land is from the Grand Rapids area. She's a former secretary of state and a former Kent County clerk. She'll likely face Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters in the fall election.

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin isn't running for re-election.

MARQUETTE, MI--   U.S. Senator Carl Levin talked about compromise—it’s failures and successes—in a packed hall at Northern Michigan University Thursday.  

The six-term senator—who has decided not to run for re-election—spoke about how a nation of complex ideas has become polarized to the point where the process of government breaks down. 

He said every lawmaker must give in a little, even when it comes to issues they strongly believe in.

Senators want proof of Straits pipeline's safety

Jan 8, 2014
National Wildlife Federation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--   A federal agency is trying to allay concerns of three U.S. senators who asked for evidence that an oil pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes is safe. 

The Detroit Free Press reports Cynthia Quarterman, the head of the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, wrote U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow recently to say "significant safety improvements" have been made.

The request from Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan along with Richard Durbin of Illinois came in December.

Senators question safety of Great Lakes oil pipeline

Dec 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--   Three U.S. senators have asked a federal agency to check on the safety of an oil pipeline that runs beneath Great Lakes waters. 

Democrats Dick Durbin of Illinois and Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan made the request Wednesday in a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.