Inside and outside of Oakland

County Republicans will flex new muscle in new year

  Republicans on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will waste no time exercising their expanded muscle when they’re sworn in Jan. 5.

County parties elect new leadership

  The Oakland County Republican Party and Oakland County Democratic Party have elected new leadership.

Engler for U.S. Senate?

  Eyes are now turning to the 2012 election, even before those who won in the Nov. 2 election have even been sworn in.

Kowall to resign Dec. 31; one of the vacancies to be filled because of Nov. 2 election

  White Lake Township Supervisor Mike Kowall will resign from the job effective Dec. 31, clearing the way for the township board to appoint a replacement in January or February.

Oakland judges should slow down before picking a new clerk

  From The Oakland Press:

  Republican Ruth Johnson won election as Oakland County clerk in 2004 and in 2008 in part by campaigning on a platform of transparency and accountability in government.