Walmart Wants ‘Out’, Michigan Goes ‘All-In’ – Will Detroit 3 Dump ALEC Too?

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The mega-retailer Wal-Mart announced yesterday their “suspension” of their corporate membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), they were also joined by Medtronics Corporation, who like several members claimed to have given up ALEC membership much earlier in 2010. But the question remains – Will Michigan’s “Detroit 3” (GM, Ford and Chrysler) also drop […]

MediaMatters Hits Michigan Media for Not Covering Identified ALEC Asbestos Bill Passage

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Cross-posting this time from Kos. This just out from MediaMatters.org with the title “No Oxygen: Michigan Media Silent As State Passes ALEC Bill Limiting Compensation For Asbestos Victims“: “Last week, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) approved a bill that curbs the ability of asbestos-exposure victims to recover losses from some companies that are legally responsible. […]

MEA President’s statement on the budget

Iris K. Salters, Preside of the MEA, issued a statement today on the "reforms" that were passed along with the new revenues last night.   "Our political leaders in Lansing have made a devastating mistake in balancing the state budget on the backs of school employees. SB 418 will harm Michigan's public employees without helping […]