Michigan Legislature

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Name: Michigan Legislature
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

House Speaker Jase Bolger: Unions must contribute to Detroit bankruptcy settlement or state may not

LANSING, MI -- Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger said Friday that Detroit employee unions should contribute to the city's bankruptcy settlement plan if they expect money from the Michigan Legislature to minimize pension cuts."I think it's entirely reasonable ... [Published Michigan Live - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Why fill potholes when you can fill union pockets?------State money for Detroit bankruptcy deal no sure bet in Michigan Legislature, but Snyder confident

State money for Detroit bankruptcy deal no sure bet in Michigan Legislature, but Snyder confident |MLive.com LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder's push to boost Detroit's bankruptcy with state money appears to be gaining steam but is no sure bet in ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Calley pitches tax change

BENNINGTON TWP. — The state personal property tax reform proposal fast-tracked through the Michigan Legislature earlier this year and set to go before voters in August was met with a broad range of support Thursday during a forum at Bennington Township ... [Published The Argus-Press - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

State money for Detroit bankruptcy deal no sure bet in Michigan Legislature, but Snyder confident

LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder's push to boost Detroit's bankruptcy plan with state money appears to be gaining steam but is no sure bet in the Michigan Legislature, where lawmakers representing all parts of the state may decide whether to send up to ... [Published Michigan Live - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

2013 & 2014 legislation

Copies of bills and public acts referred to in this column may be obtained by contacting your state Senator or Representative, on the Michigan Legislature Web site, http://www.michiganlegislature.org/, or from the Legislative Service Bureau Document Room ... [Published Lexology - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Second ratification in pension deals

(WXYZ) - The Board of Trustees of the Detroit Police and Fire Retirement System has ratified the tentative agreement reached in Detroit's Bankruptcy mediation.This deal means PFRS pensions will not be cut and annual cost of living adjustments will be ... [Published WXYZ - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Local officials to lawmakers: Find funds for roads

The repair and maintenance of Michigan’s crumbling roads would require a commitment of as much as $2 billion annually.Led by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, tri-county government leaders and road officials gathered Thursday to urge state lawmakers ... [Published Macomb Daily - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

President Obama Working To Send $100 Million To Help Detroit's Retirees

President Barack Obama is reportedly trying to free up $100 million to send to bankrupt Detroit in an effort to reduce pension cuts to retired city workers.The Detroit Free Press reported this week that the money would come from Michigan's allotment of ... [Published Huffington Post Black Voices - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

You don’t want to play poker with Kevyn Orr

Here’s the one thing certain about Detroit’s bankruptcy: .The state-appointed emergency manager had everyone convinced city workers and retirees were facing a steep 26% cut in their pensions – a cut that would jump to 34% if they didn’t quickly approve ... [Published Michigan Public Radio - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

The time has come to pay it forward

Pay-it-Forward is an idea, which was popularized in 2000, following a movie of the same title – which I will assume, for the purposes of this column – you have already seen. If not, you can read the summary on IMDB .The concept is simple: a person does ... [Published Eastern Michigan Echo Online - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Right to work remains divisive issue in state

_ Michigan Legislature passed laws enabling employees to work without being coerced to join a union (right-to-work). On that premise, I write this letter.The right-to-work laws in Michigan are divisive. Threatening union survival parallel, are the hypocritical ... [Published Lansing State Journal - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Michigan Legislature set to decide who gets $115M in road repairs

LANSING — Whittling down a list of hundreds of road projects proposed by various lawmakers into a list of $115 million worth of roadwork is one of the first things the Michigan Legislature will ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 14 2014]

Quotes

"I think it's entirely reasonable to expect the unions to give back to the very people they profited from" Bolger (R-Marshall) said in a statement a day after a union attorney said retirees want to see lawmakers approve state funding before voting for the...
"I think most people realize it's important that we do what we can to get Detroit back on its feet. It's important for the rest of the state" Adler said
Levine said people voting yes are "taking a leap of faith, it is a shell game" if the state money does not come through.  No contingency plan has been spelled out for alternative pension cuts
"As we’ve said, there is no bailout coming from Washington, but we continue to support the efforts by state and local officials as they work on Detroit’s revitalization" an official said

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Michigan Rewards Goof-off Grasshoppers instead ... [Published Free Press Release - Apr 19 2014]
DEQ grant not enough for Sanilac County beach t... [Published Port Huron Times-Herald - Apr 19 2014]
Police ticket quota lawsut settled in Novi [Published ClickOnDetroit.com - Apr 18 2014]
Medicaid expansion aids residents [Published Hillsdale Collegian - Apr 18 2014]
House Speaker Jase Bolger: Unions must contribu... [Published Michigan Live - Apr 18 2014]
Why fill potholes when you can fill union pocke... [Published MuskegonPundit - Apr 18 2014]
Calley pitches tax change [Published The Argus-Press - Apr 18 2014]
State money for Detroit bankruptcy deal no sure... [Published Michigan Live - Apr 18 2014]
Rhodes to Duggan, Detroit council: Embrace bank... [Published Detroit News - Apr 18 2014]
2013 & 2014 legislation [Published Lexology - Apr 18 2014]
Second ratification in pension deals [Published WXYZ - Apr 17 2014]
Local officials to lawmakers: Find funds for roads [Published Macomb Daily - Apr 17 2014]
President Obama Working To Send $100 Million To... [Published Huffington Post Black Voices - Apr 17 2014]
Union attorney: Detroit retirees need guarantee... [Published Detroit News - Apr 17 2014]
Tom Walsh: Detroit's rebirth is at chaotic, mes... [Published Detroit Free Press - Apr 17 2014]
The time has come to pay it forward [Published Eastern Michigan Echo Online - Apr 17 2014]
Couples Celebrate Love And Acceptance at LGBT W... [Published Pride Source - Apr 16 2014]
You don’t want to play poker with Kevyn Orr [Published Michigan Public Radio - Apr 16 2014]
Snyder talks taxes, Medicaid [Published Record-Eagle - Apr 16 2014]
Southgate officials consider tax millage for parks [Published Heritage News-Herald - Apr 15 2014]
Letter: Right to work remains divisive issue in... [Published Lansing State Journal - Apr 15 2014]
Our roads are costing us increased cost of fuel... [Published Michigan Public Radio - Apr 14 2014]
Michigan Legislature set to decide who gets $11... [Published Big News Network - Apr 14 2014]
Editorial: Greater Lansing's voters have big ta... [Published Lansing State Journal - Apr 13 2014]
Patriots' Day set for April 19 [Published Grand Traverse Insider - Apr 12 2014]
Superintendent's Corner: Calendar Information a... [Published Royal Oak Patch - Apr 12 2014]
Steve Utash's family says he is able to breathe... [Published ClickOnDetroit.com - Apr 11 2014]
A race to be lieutenant governor? Yup [Published Ludington Daily News - Apr 11 2014]
Tea Party hears presentation on part-time legis... [Published Ludington Daily News - Apr 11 2014]
Boes a candidate for county board [Published Ludington Daily News - Apr 11 2014]
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Why fill potholes when you can fill union pocke... [Published MuskegonPundit - Apr 18 2014]
State money for Detroit bankruptcy deal no sure bet in Michigan Legislature, but Snyder confident |MLive.com LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder's push to boost Detroit's bankruptcy with state money appears to be gaining steam but is no sure bet in ...
MomsRising & State Legislators Team Up to Shine... [Published Progressive States Network - Apr 08 2014]
Today, as part of the National Week of Action, 12 state legislators are participating in a Blog Carnival sponsored by MomsRising. State legislators from across the country are blogging about economic security issues important to America's working. From ...
The Infinite Variety of Wrong Answers [Uncertai... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 02 2014]
I’ve lost track of who on social media pointed me to this, but this blog post about testimony to the Michigan Legislature is a brilliant demonstration of what’s so difficult about teaching even simple subjects. Deborah Ball, the Dean of the education ...
Dereliction of Duty in Detroit [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 11 2014]
I've had my eye on Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings because it is indicative of what's to come for a lot of cities.  How Detroit deals with its bankruptcy could also set a precedent for other cities forced to deal with the decisions of bankruptcy, satisfying ...
Governor Adds Momentum to Main St. Fairness [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Feb 27 2014]
LANSING, MI--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2014) -  Michigan's retail industry applauded Governor Rick Snyder today for his support of Main Street Fairness legislation and said it accelerates momentum for passage of the Internet sales tax collection measure ...
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