Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tea Party U.S. Rep. Benishek Abuses Franking Privileges

Michigan Tea Party U.S. Rep Dan Benishek (R-1st) isn’t wasting time in launching his bid for re-election…however, he is having no trouble wasting your tax dollars, and lots of them. Smarting from the spate of new radio spots against him, his campaign … Continue reading

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Michigan: The State of Slave Wages

We all know that the real unemployment numbers for Michigan are difficult to come by, but the clever folks at Remapping Debate have given us an excellent interactive chart that shows the trend over the past ten years. They break … Continue reading

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Ann Arbor Public Schools Sued Over Charging Tuition

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Ann Arbor Public Schools over their plan to charge $100 tuition per semester to students that take a 7th hour class. The Ann Arbor Board of Education and the district … Continue reading

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Michigan Chamber PACs Raise Money to Oppose the Ban on Fracking

The numbers are in, and they are not a good omen for 2014. The Michigan Campaign Finance Network has compiled the data on PAC and SuperPAC money reported to the Michigan Bureau of Elections for the first half of 2013. The overall contributions … Continue reading

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And Now Pontiac Schools Must Pick Their Poison

In an announcement that should surprise no one, Gov. Snyder has proclaimed Pontiac Schools in a state of financial emergency. The state appointed review team submitted their report to the governor last Friday, and the today he pulled the trigger on the … Continue reading

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Michigan GOP Thinks Bridge Card Users are Druggies

Michigan GOP House members Bob Genetski (R-80), Ray Franz (R-101), Rob VerHeulen (R-74), and Tom Hooker (R-77) have a special way of showing their deep concern for the health and well-being of those living in poverty. On August 2nd, Genetski and his … Continue reading

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Snyder’s Great Big Merger Myth

This week’s discussion on Blogging for Michigan is all about mergers and consolidations of local units of government and school districts in Michigan. This is an important topic that will eventually impact every citizen in Michigan, mostly adversely. Know your facts. Click … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Detroit’s First Responders Crippled by Orr

It’s happened: Detroit’s first responders are now under full attack in the GOP affront on the public sector. Yesterday, Democracy Tree suggested that the war on police and firefighters in Wisconsin may also be in the works for Michigan at the … Continue reading

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