It’s A Bipartisan Christmas at MEDC

What's old is new again. You have to admire that Governor Granholm and Governor-elect Snyder are appearing together on this though. Has something like this happened anywhere else in the country after such a divisive election? Not that I can think of. Thanks guys, you are seemingly the exception to the rule right now.   […]

Voices of the Unemployed

Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 19:21:02 PM EST Powerful video from the AFL-CIO.     Strange comment on WOOD-TV news tonight claiming that Senator Stabenow's office told them that there will be a vote tomorrow on extending benefits – but I haven't seen that anywhere else yet, so I wouldn't run to the bank on […]

Autism Insurance Coverage Meets the Great Republican Divide

Last year, Senator Tupac Hunter (D-Detroit) introduced legislation that would require insurance companies to cover treatment for autism. Evaluations, physical and occupational therapy, early interventions – all covered to give these children a chance at a life where they would be able to care for themselves, and in turn decrease the chances that they would […]

Will Michigan Gain the Renewable Energy Jobs That Other Midwestern States Leave Behind?

Sun Nov 28, 2010 at 07:31:00 AM EST   Elections have consequences, some of them unexpected. If we play our cards right, Michigan may gain from our Midwestern neighbors electing right-wing leaders that vow to either stall or roll-back progress for their states when it comes to energy policy, the zeal to defy "big government" […]

Hey Big Spender: Snyder’s Promises at Odds With the Republican Agenda

  Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 22:46:31 PM EDT Another day, more promises from Rick Snyder to restore funding to programs that Senate Republicans forced us to cut. Today it was the Pure Michigan campaign; let's use the Gongwer headline to get the full effect:   SNYDER CRITICIZES 'PURE MICHIGAN' CUT Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick […]