Tag Archives: David Rutledge

As I think it’s probably against the law for me to command you to vote a certain way tomorrow, let’s just call this friendly advice

Last night, I told you how I intend to vote on Michigan’s six state-wide ballot proposals. And, tonight, my plan, if I can keep from falling asleep, is to tell you what I think about all of the races for elected office, and the local proposals that we’ll be voting on in Ypsilanti. Before we […]

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Bullying as protected religious expression in Michigan

Last week, Michigan passed anti-bullying legislation. Apparently, however, it’s got some serious issues. Most notably, it still allows for bullying… But, not just any bullying. In the defense of our Republican legislators, it’s not as though they’re saying that all bullying is justified – just that done by people of faith. In their opinion, it […]

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Michigan rail update by Richard Murphy

As you may have heard, the Michigan House may be voting as early as today on a Senate appropriations bill that, among other things, includes approximately $400 million in rail-related spending, with would secure federal grants, and move us even closer to the goal of having a functional, state-wide public transportation system. To mark the […]

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State Rep David Rutledge warns Ypsi School Board that a Snyder czar is on the way

We’ve discussed it to death here on the site, and I’m not sure how much new ground there is to cover, but our local Representative in the Michigan House, David Rutledge, warned members of the Ypsi School Board yesterday that, unless they found a way to balance their budget, and fast, the Governor was going […]

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The state of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s Mayor, Paul Schreiber, just released the following State of the City report. If you have a moment, I’d appreciate your thoughts. Dear Ypsilanti Friends and Neighbors: In a recent magazine cartoon, a bank executive says to a junior executive: “In this economy, it’s crucial to begin every sentence with ‘In this economy.’” Well, in […]

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