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ALEC, the move to codify the extremist Republican agenda, and the Michigan connection

Reading a column by Paul Krugman just now on the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in pushing so-called “Stand Your Ground” legislation around the country, I was reminded by a recent article in Mother Jones about how ALEC, working through the Mackinac Center, played a role in passing Michigan’s Public Act 4, […]

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Petition drive begins to stop Michigan’s Emergency Financial Manager law

Earlier this evening, I received an email from Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber, asking me to sign a petition calling for the repeal of Public Act 4 (PA4), or, what’s commonly known as, Michigan’s Fiscal Accountability Act. This, as you might recall, is the legislation put forward by Governor Rick Snyder upon taking office, which gives […]

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