New FOIA Requests Filed In Oakland County

For Immediate Release: CONTACT: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 Frank Houston (248) 808-7166 NEW FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS FILED IN OAKLAND COUNTY, CITING REPUBLICAN POWER GRAB POTENTIALLY PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS Earlier E-mails Point to Oakland County Officials’ Republican Political Agenda Paid for by Taxpayer Dollars; More Information Requested from County Executive Brooks Patterson, County […]

Oakland County Democrats sue to block GOP’s redistricting plan

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 20th, 2012 Republican power grab in Oakland county headed back to court Democrats on the Oakland county commission file lawsuit, charging Republicans ignored the law with gerrymandered redistricting plan LANSING, MI – A lawsuit has been filed today against the Oakland County Commission – acting as the Oakland County Apportionment […]

OAKLAND COUNTY REPUBLICAN REDISTRICTING PLAN: “GERRYMANDERED AND ILLEGAL”

REPUBLICAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN OAKLAND COUNTY PROPOSE AND RECOMMEND ADOPTION OF REDISTRICTING PLAN IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW Monday, April 9th, 2012 CONTACT: Frank Houston (248) 808-7166 Pontiac – In another unprecedented example of partisanship in Oakland County, Republican County Commissioners on the, “Government Oversight Committee,” proposed and recommended the approval of a redistricting plan […]

HOUSTON VS. SNYDER AND BROOKS VS. THE LAW

HOUSTON VS. SNYDER AND BROOKS VS. THE LAW – SUPREME COURT HEARS CONTROVERSIAL CASE ON REPUBLICAN POWER GRAB LEGISLATION TODAY For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 CONTACT: Frank Houston (248) 808-7166 HOUSTON VS. SNYDER AND BROOKS VS. THE LAW SUPREME COURT HEARS CONTROVERSIAL CASE ON REPUBLICAN POWER GRAB LEGISLATION TODAY LANSING, MI – After […]

Progressive coalition “Protect Our Jobs” pushes Michigan constitutional amendment to protect collective bargaining

A coalition of “front-line teachers, first responders, construction workers, and clergy” called “Protect Our Jobs” is holding a press conference this afternoon to kick-off a petition drive for a constitutional amendment to protect collective bargaining rights for Michigan workers. The purpose of the amendment is to enshrine into our state Constitution the basic right of […]

Michigan Counties Receive Cuts in Governor’s Budget

Michigan Association of Counties

Press Release Michigan Counties Receive Cuts in Governor’s Budget Michigan Counties set to lose $42 million LANSING, Mich., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — During Governor Snyder’s 2013 fiscal year budget report on Thursday it was recommended that Michigan counties be required to meet criteria to qualify for the $125.6 million in revenue sharing, a 25 […]

Michigan Forward Stands Up to False Accusations & Misinformation Disseminated in Robocalls

My breaking of the news about the anti-petition signing robocalls has received widespread coverage.  In addition to the Rachel Maddow Show, several other news outlets have covered it, including the Herald Palladium, Michigan Messenger and WNDU. Michigan Forward, the group who is working to put the repeal of the odious Financial Manager law on the […]

Attention People in the Grand Rapids Area!!

this is a message i got on facebook, and i am sharing it here to get the word out………  Know anyone need of food in Grand Rapids? American Legion Post 459 (located at Michigan and Grand) will have truckloads of food to distribute on Friday, July 29 starting at 6 pm. The food is donated […]

MTA Legislative Alert Committee Moving to Restrict Local Control over Septage

Press Release / legislative alert MTA Legislative Alert Committee Moving to Restrict Local Control over Septage June 24, 2011 On Tuesday, June 28, members of the House Natural Resources, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee are expected to vote on legislation to restrict local control over the land application of septage. Under current law, if a […]

New York becomes sixth state to offer full marriage equality; Michigan remains hostile to gay and lesbian couples

Equality Michigan

Press release CONTACT: Michael Gregor Director of Communications michael@equalitymi.org 313.498.3658 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2011 New York becomes sixth state to offer full marriage equality; Michigan remains hostile to gay and lesbian couples Yesterday, the New York Senate passed a bill that will dramatically change the lives of gays men and lesbians across the […]