Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Michigan Voter’s Guide to Their Ballot — November 2015 and 2016

November 3rd, 2015 — A Slow Day at the Polling Place. Not so Next Year — Learn What to Expect (Updated Nov. 29, 2016: Below is the 2015 guide. However, it is worth noting that not one of the possible … Continue reading

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Ironic Back Story: Challenge of Petition Signatures on Repeal of Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law

Updated 10-30-15: The petition drive to repeal Michigan’s Prevailing Minimum Wage law has decided to relaunch a new effort, and to scrap the previous submission that is under fierce scrutiny. Citing problems with the process of both the gathering and … Continue reading

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Michigan Gun Hoarders, and the Beginning of the End for the National Rifle Association

NRA’s New Poster Children from Michigan May Help Spell the Demise of the Gun Lobby Prior to Cindy Gamrat’s expulsion in disgrace from the Michigan House, Democracy Tree wrote about the former lawmaker’s package of bills designed to completely do-away … Continue reading

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A Loving Tribute to the Indomitable Spirit of Bonnie Bucqueroux

Today we learned with great sorrow of the passing of the indomitable Bonnie Bucqueroux — journalist, educator, activist, artist, gardener, cook, writer, videographer, environmentalist, mentor, friend, and serious dog lover. Bonnie was the very definition of polymath, although she’d never … Continue reading

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MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS PIG-OUT — Lobbyists’ SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Politicians

Oh Snap! Michigan Politicians Caught Being Wined and Dined by Lobbyists – 2015 Report This year’s first SNAP Report from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network is a who’s-who of Lansing lawmakers. Lobbyists fed Michigan’s elected officials like so much foie … Continue reading

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The Costly Xenophobia of Michigan GOP Lawmakers

Donald Trump’s got nothing on Michigan’s GOP xenophobes. Just as Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Sen. Gary Peters, and Gov. Rick Snyder put out the welcome mat encouraging Syrian refugees to consider calling the Motor City their new home, churlish Republican lawmakers in Lansing … Continue reading

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Democracy Tree Offers Michigan-related Resource and Media Library

UPDATE: Get all the newly added resources by going directly to the Democracy Tree Library — click HERE. The depth of research behind Democracy Tree is significant, but that doesn’t mean it’s exclusive, nor inaccessible to the general public. It’s … Continue reading

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