Monthly Archives: August 2013

Live in Michigan? — A Bad Place to Have a Medical Emergency

Sure, the Michigan Senate at long last passed Medicaid expansion this week, but it’s still not advisable to have a medical crisis in the state — and it could get worse. It seems Rep. Matt Lori (R-59) has a plan to … Continue reading

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Is Big Brother Watching You — In a Michigan Public Restroom?

With all the recent buzz about NSA surveillance, we’ve seen a new and interesting unholy alliance between progressives and libertarians on this issue of late. Just today, Michigan Rep. Kurt Heise (R-20) single-handedly offered a bill regulating (don’t tell him that’s … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion

UPDATE: Senate passes medicaid expansion after much political gamesmanship. Story here. After months of political wrangling between the two factions of the Michigan GOP, the Senate today…. (sigh)…failed to pass expansion of Medicaid — for now. The AP report says the vote … Continue reading

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Detroit, Gone to the Dogs?

Has Detroit really gone to the dogs? Last week Bloomberg ran a story claiming that the city is overrun with stray and abandoned dogs — 50,000 of them to be exact. The information came from Harry Ward, the Detroit Animal Control … Continue reading

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Proposed Speed Limit Increase Based on Pseudoscience

Republican Senators Rick Jones and Tom Casperson are proposing raising speed limits throughout Michigan, claiming that the current law only encourages communities to set-up speed traps for the purpose of revenue enhancement. While such abuses are certainly commonplace, using that … Continue reading

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Michigan GOP Allows Tea Party to Squander Milliken’s Legacy

“Unless we move without delay to halt the deterioration of our land, our water and our air, our own children may see the last traces of earth’s beauty crushed beneath the weight of man’s waste and ruin.”                                                                                      Gov. William Milliken … Continue reading

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Dillon Poised to Crash and Burn

Living proof that sociopaths are drawn to the political arena, Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon stands poised to crash and burn his career — and it’s all of his own making. Last week, we reported that Dillon’s three campaign accounts were wildly … Continue reading

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Ann Arbor School Board Backpedals Tuition Scheme

Backpedaling like a Russian circus bear, the Ann Arbor School Board voted unanimously yesterday to rescind their plans to charge highschool students $100 tuition per semester for 7th hour classes. Prior to the meeting, the board went into a closed session … Continue reading

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Michigan Public Education: A Virtual Disaster

The sales pitch: Their website features four fresh-faced ethnically diverse smiling children looking eager — just like all kids who pose for a stock photo. The banner across the top of the picture asks “Is your child happy in school?” Below, it reads “Imagine … Continue reading

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Treasurer Andy Dillon: Fiscal Hypocrite

Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon can’t keep his own books in order. Not in just one case, but on all three of his campaign committees. Starting with the fund Andy Dillon for State Representative, where there is a discrepancy of $8,914.53 — an amount … Continue reading

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