Press conferences were held on June 22, 2011 at the city hall steps in over two dozen cities across the state of Michigan including Lansing, Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Flint, Detroit, and Pontiac to announce that a civil suit has been filed against the State of Michigan and the Emergency Financial Manager Law Public Act 4. [...]
Christine’s been (unwittingly) taunting me via Twitter all day with talk of Dave Agema and his idiotic domestic partner benefits obsession, and I finally got incensed enough to blog. So place your tongue firmly in your cheek and join me… An open letter to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people employed by the State [...]
Note: to find all of my coverage of the Benton Harbor situation, click HERE. The most recent posts are at the top. Benton Harbor Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) Joseph L. Harris took further steps to reconfigure the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the group responsible for directing how brownfields, former industrial sites, are developed. Note that there [...]
Saturday, over 6,000 people, mostly teachers and their supporters, rallied on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building to protest Governor Rick Snyder’s cuts to education, used to fund an 86% tax cut for corporations. This is what it looked like: The major media outlets in Michigan seem to think it is not “news”.
I really don’t understand his answer and what he means by “shared sacrifice.” It seems to me the Governor doesn’t really understand the concept of shared sacrifice, unless he means sharing between old people and poor people. Certainly wealthy people in Michigan are not sharing in the sacrifice. They are benefiting from the sacrifice of [...]
Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer stands up for our schools and challenges her Republican colleagues to stand with her.
It was a big day in Michigan today. I spent the day at the Michigan Summit, hosted by Progress Michigan. I liveblogged it HERE. I was given the chance to interview SEIU president Mary Kay Henry who gave me hope that SEIU, along with their labor partners from other unions, will be taking an active [...]
Job Boom in Michigan, as Clean Energy Manufacturing Drives Economic Recovery In an exclusive interview, former Gov. Granholm says Michigan has emerged from a 'decade of hell,' with jobs growth spurred by clean energy policies By Maria Gallucc. Michigan's "green" economy is growing [...]
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder promised to “reinvent” Michigan. But after three months on the job, he’s ruining Michigan. Drastic cuts to public education, closing Michigan State Police posts, months of unemployment benefits cut, and massive tax increases for seniors, middle-class families, and low-wage workers to pay for a nearly $2 billion giveaway to big corporations, [...]
Governor Granholm, unencumbered by politics takes a policy she championed to a new level in her new job. Let’s hope that the country will listen before it’s too late and the majority of manufacturing for clean energy jobs and technology ends up in other countries.
The Skooby Interview. It's the one I've been waiting for: Watch the full episode. See more WKAR Specials. One of the better interviews, simply because Skubick has been so close to the action during this time. He knows the deeper questions that take Governor Granholm out of her standard talking points, ones that she [...]