Republicans turn down nearly $10 million in federal funds just for politics

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LANSING – With schools and local governments tightening their belts and laying off long-time loyal employees because of tight budgets and cuts from Lansing, it doesn’t make much sense to turn down almost $10 million in federal funding no matter what it’s for, but that is exactly what the Republicans in the Michigan Legislature did. […]

Michigan Republican setting up to stiff the voters on EFM law

LANSING – House and Senate Republican leaders and the Governor have been meeting feverishly behind closed doors the last couple of days in another attempt to blow off voters and give them a finger when the anti-union and anti-Democratic Emergency Financial Managers (EFM) law is overturned. The law passed through the Legislature in March that […]

GOP County Commissioner calls for the torture of a U.S. Congresswoman

The anti-gay comments and slur used by City of Troy Mayor Janice Daniels has led to a firestorm of criticism, both nationally and locally, but her comments are no more offensive than those of a Republican Grand Traverse County Commissioner advocating for the torture of a U.S. Congresswoman. Like Daniels, Jason Gillman is a teabagger, […]

SOS employee busted for running recalls

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Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson erased any doubt that she is the most partisan Secretary of State in Michigan history after it was revealed that the recalls against Democratic Michigan House members is being run out of her office, as well as the Michigan Republican Party HQ. Last week the Michigan Democratic Party filed […]

Senators Anderson and Hopgood hosting veterans

In recognition of the tremendous sacrifice and service of America’s military veterans, Senator Hopgood and Senator Glenn Anderson are hosting a free screening of a special Veteran’s Day movie on Friday, November 11 at Livonia AMC 20 Theater, 19500 Haggerty Rd. The movie will be “Defiance,” the story of Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe […]

The poor and working poor lose another battle in class warfare

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Michigan Republicans and the Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Maura Corrigan has opened another front in the ongoing war on the poor and working poor; this time with rules that will kick more than 15,000 people off federal food assistance on Oct. 1. DHS changes its eligibility rules to kick anyone off with assets […]

GOP uses FOIA case to further attack teacher unions

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LANSING – The GOP war on unions and teachers continued in full force after a House Committee moved a bill that would make it a crime for a public sector union member to use a public Wi-Fi e-mail system to send or receive an e-mail or talk about forming a union in a public building. […]

Ambassador Bridge owner spends millions on false TV attack ads

Anyone who watches TV in Michigan was not the least bit surprised by a report released today by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN) that found the Detroit International Bridge Company (DIBC) has spent $4.7 million just this year alone on TV advertising to keep its monopoly opposing the proposed New International Trade Crossing (NITC) […]

Changing our name to Tichigan will improve job growth

LANSING — Political economist Dr. Gordon Lafer issued a report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) on Thursday that confirmed what most people know about so-called “right to work” laws: they have no impact on the performance of state economies and RTW laws lower wages for union and non-union workers by an average of $1,500 […]

Budget cuts force state museum to charge admission

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The Republican budget cuts and Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to tax pensions to give big business a tax break is having a negative effect on government services at all levels all over the state, and one of the state’s gems will now start charging admission because of those budget cuts just to stay open. The […]

Ballot access fight for minor parties continues

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The Michigan Board of State Canvassers will meet on Thursday to consider the petitions of a third party that many Democrats and liberals like me have been mistakenly called as an insult, the Socialist Party of Michigan. Michigan has, currently, five minor or third parties; they include the Socialist Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian […]

Michigan GOP attacking teacher unions with right to freeload law

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Apparently, Michigan Republicans are either ticked off at the recall of anti-public school Rep. Paul Scott, R-Grand Blanc, by members of the Michigan Education Association (MEA), or this is just an overall part of the anti-teacher push by Republicans, but Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, announced on the political TV show “Off the Record” […]