The People’s News 7/22/11

Here are today's top news stories…

GRAND RAPIDS PRESS: State of Change: How Michigan's business tax revenue will fall and income tax revenue will rise Down and up: How state revenue from business taxes will fall and income tax revenue will rise under this year's tax changes.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Some say tuition hikes at MSU, WSU really surpass 7.1% cap Matt Lockwood, a spokesman for WSU, said in a written statement: "The state budget director has asked all Michigan public universities for certification that their tuition will not increase by more than 7.1% in the coming school year. We have begun that process and are confident that we are in compliance with the state's tuition restraint incentive."

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Detroit 3 automakers hope to reduce health care costs in next UAW contract General Motors, Ford and Chrysler hope to work with the UAW to lower their health care costs for active workers in contract talks that begin next week, but the union plans to resist higher costs for its members.

DETROIT NEWS: Prisons director: Security a concern in privatizing meal service Michigan's prisons director says he has serious reservations about privatizing food and other services, as called for in its recent budget. Dan Heyns said in an interview with The Detroit News he shares security concerns that Corrections officers have expressed about allowing more workers not employed by the Department of Corrections into the state's 34 prisons.

LSJ COLUMN: Schneider: Inquiry response time leaves something to be desired Average citizen Pamela Heos got blown off recently by the folks in Gov. Rick Snyder's office, and it looks like somebody will go to the woodshed for it.

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  1. We could reduce health care costs using the magic of universal single payer.  Someone should tell our "socialist" President. 



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