MPRN: CMU faculty ordered back to work — The judge issued the temporary restraining order against the CMU Faculty Association less than 24 hours after tenured and tenure-track professors walked off the job… In a written statement, Faculty Association President Laura Frey says professors will follow the order, and return to work tomorrow morning.
MLIVE COLUMN: Members of Congress skipping town hall meetings this summer: What are they afraid of? — Members of Congress just aren’t into their constituents. About 60 percent of lawmakers aren’t bothering to hold free town halls open to the public this summer, according to a survey by the nonpartisan group No Labels… So members of Congress aren’t exactly profiles in courage. They take unpopular votes and don’t want to face the music from the people who elect them. That may be a safe political strategy. But it’s really terrible for democracy.
MLIVE: Brian Calley Interview: On NITC legislation, money’s impact on politics and how this project parallels the first Blue Water Bridge — Last week, in advance of the state legislature’s fall session, MLive sat down with with Lt. Gov. Calley to discuss the NITC’s prospects in Lansing.
FREE PRESS: Schools of Choice bill coming as foes gear up for fight — Opposition is strong in the heavily Republican Grosse Pointes. In heavily Democratic Detroit, three legislators have said they are opposed to state-mandated Schools of Choice because, they said, it will negatively impact Detroit Public Schools.
DETROIT NEWS: Snyder to tout state in China; Granholm rep defends her mission record — Snyder is to be accompanied by MEDC CEO Mike Finney, Agriculture Director Keith Creagh and four economic development officials, MEDC spokesman Mike Shore said. He could not provide a cost estimate for the trip, but said no general fund money would be used. Airfare will be paid by the Michigan Economic Development Foundation, supported by donations, and other costs will be paid by the group’s corporate funds, most of which come from a tax on American Indian casinos, he said.