Monthly Archives: March 2015

Michigan GOP Lawmaker Introduces Non-Discrimination Bill

It happened quietly late last week. Republican Senator David B. Robertson (R-14) introduced a piece of legislation that would prohibit Michigan municipalities from discriminating against certain individuals…. based on their breed. Yep, Michigan Republicans want to extend Elliott-Larsen-type protections to … Continue reading

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Follow the Money: Thousands Spent to Block a Michigan Union

Today’s Traverse City Record-Eagle opined on a transparency issue at Northwestern Michigan College over exorbitant legal fees they paid to the silk-stocking law firm, Miller Canfield. At $500 an hour, the community college was charged a whopping $46,000+ by the … Continue reading

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Aramark’s Award-Winning Circle Jerk

The World’s Most Ethical Company? Aramark, the scandal-plagued private food vendor hired by Michigan to serve prison food was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. This is the fifth time Aramark has taken the honor, … Continue reading

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Sunshine Week — Michigan’s Big Transparency Problem

As we wrap-up National Sunshine Week, that annual event where elected officials give lip service to the concept of governmental transparency, Michigan leaders can hardly claim to be walking on sunshine. However, they are taking some tentative steps in the … Continue reading

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GOP Legislative Lunacy — “A Political Wrecking Ball”

Mutinous State Legislatures Trammel the Democratic Process Over Same-sex Marriage and School Funding State legislators across the nation aren’t content to simply paralyze their own branch of government, they’re actively working to undermine their respective judicial and executive branches through increasingly … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday — Lawmakers Courser & Gamrat — Wild West Edition

The diabolic duo of Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat just can’t seem to give it a break. Over the past few weeks, the freshmen lawmakers have introduced legislation to return the women of the State of Michigan to a quaint … Continue reading

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Michigan Tea Party Hostile to Women’s Rights

A Tea Party legislative assault on women’s reproductive rights. As roads and bridges continue to crumble, and schools face dire fiscal straits, lawmakers remain focused on regressive policies that do nothing to improve the state of the state. Discrimination, dissonance, … Continue reading

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Privatization: Food Service Feeding Frenzy Gives-Way to Janitorial Jackpot

Updated March 6, 2015 For-Profit Sharks Swarm the Public Sector Pool Aramark cited privatized food services as a major growth area in their fourth quarter 2014 report, specifically in the lucrative North American sector — “As reported sales were up … Continue reading

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