Monthly Archives: December 2015

Gov. Snyder’s Emergency Manager Experiment — Five Years of Fear

Since 2011, Michigan municipalities and school districts have been operating under the cudgel of Gov. Snyder’s Emergency Manager Law, making reckless budgetary cuts and forming ill-thought public policy decisions based on the mere threat of emergency management. Here at Democracy … Continue reading

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Michigan: Is Your Big Box Store Ripping Off Your Community?

After a decade of contentious litigation, the small community of Acme, Michigan — “Gateway to Traverse City” — now has a new Meijer store, just in time for the holidays. With its 24-7 operation, over 600 varieties of produce, and … Continue reading

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Michigan Republicans Insensitive to Victims of Gun Violence

A week ago today, just hours prior to the horrific mass shooting in California, Michigan House Democrats offered a resolution to “declare December 9–16, 2015, as Remembrance For All Victims of Gun Violence Week in the state of Michigan” marking the … Continue reading

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MICHIGAN: GOP Proposal Grants Parental Rights to Unconvicted Rapists

Having not written about the Michigan Senate for a spell, now is a good time to check up on them during their year-end rush. Although it’s not a lame duck session, the winter months are typically chock full of legislative … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Corruption Problem — Time for an Intervention

House Democrats Prescribe a Remedy for Corruption “In a world where invisible backers with unlimited resources can fund candidates they like and approve of — who will consistently vote their way — there is no democracy.” — Michigan Rep. Jon Hoadley … Continue reading

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