|Posted on May 5, 2016 at 1:35 PM||comments (17)|
The article by Brian McVicar for M-Live reported by MIRS exposes the inconsistency in State Government within the GOP dominated legislature. The State's Treasury Department wasn't consulted by Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee stated that the 72,000,000 allocated to the DPSD to cover payroll through the summer, plus transition costs of 30 million-which seems to leave a net of 40,000,000 that proffers a difference of only 5,000,000 from What AFT is askin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2016 at 1:30 PM||comments (1)|
DID YOU KNOW:
Duggan Lobbying Hard On DPS
"Arriving in a car he drove himself, Detroit Mayor Mike DUGGAN jumped head first into the flap over the Detroit Public Schools reform package as he spent the afternoon and part of the evening lobbying for changes to the House Republican package.
He met with Rep. Hank VAUPEL (R-Fowlerville), among others. Prior to his first one-on-one sit down with the Mayor, Vaupel embraced the concept of a Detroit Education Commission, which the May...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2016 at 1:30 PM||comments (3)|
DID YOU KNOW:
Needs of Mothers Not Being Met in Legislature, Says Group
"Issues important to mothers -- paid sick leave, affordable childcare and domestic violence prevention, for example -- are not being advanced enough in the state Legislature and that needs to change, according to the social advocacy group Mothering Justice, which took its message to the Capitol today.
About 100 moms told lawmakers today that passing a mandatory paid leave policy or gender pay equity legi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2016 at 1:25 PM||comments (4)|
DID YOU KNOW:
"Juvenile's Life Sentence At Issue In Appeals Court Conflict Panel
In light of a previous ruling that granted some juveniles facing life without parole the right to have their sentences determined by a jury, the state Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments this month to address a conflict created in another juvenile offender's case.
The COA announced today it would convene a special panel for oral arguments to address the conflict between the cases People v....Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2016 at 1:20 PM||comments (4)|
On This Day In Michigan History
On May 4, 1846, the Michigan Legislature passed a measure banning capital punishment, making Michigan the first English-speaking government to stop executions. Since 1846, only one person has been given the death penalty in the state of Michigan -- Anthony CHEBATORIS was hanged for murder in 1938 in a federal case that occurred outside of Michigan jurisdiction.
The Governor ended up signing the bill into law May 18, 1846.
Source: Schoolcraft C...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 11, 2014 at 6:25 PM||comments (1)|
The Detroit News Reported on Mother's Day a story developing from Mountain View, Calif. — "Calling it the right thing to do for America’s bottom line, President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday by companies, local governments and his own administration to deploy solar technology, showcasing steps to combat climate change t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM||comments (1)|
Kimberly Helping reported in the Detroit News that in Washington — Lawmakers looking ahead to the November elections are putting renewed focus on education, tackling issues on Capitol Hill this week ranging from expanding charter schools to paying off student loan debt. Labor should be glad to know that the new frontier besides organizin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 7, 2014 at 5:55 PM||comments (1)|
This interest group based out of Virginia-the home of the Confederacy that tried to break away from the Union before the North taught them a lesson is attacking Labor Union and Obama Care. However, i DO SUPPORT HR 24/S. 209 IN THE 113TH CONGRESS that seeks to bring transparency to the Federal Reserve by Roll Call Votes on Ron Paul's Audit the Fed Bill. Yes, I am for removing capital gains tax on earnings below 500,000.00 but I am willing to tax gold and silver coinage that aristocrats tried...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 6, 2014 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted on April 29, 2014 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
The GOP mainly and a splinter of Dems and I do mean splinter of Dems bought and paid for to see this OIL sustainability prosper is bad by the barrell full! According to the website this project will bring about peace between Palestinians and Hebrews settle land disptues in Africa that led to the massacre in Rawanda and end Racism worldwide! How, can such an elysium and nirvana be atttained? Theoreticall...Read Full Post »