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Michigan House votes to cut K-12 education by 3.5%, public universities by 22%

Blogging for Michigan is reporting that the Michigan House voted to cut spending on K-12 education by 3.5%, which is .4% less than what Governor Rick Snyder was looking for. The measure passed 57 to 53, with six Republicans choosing to vote with the Democrats, all of whom voted against the legislation. I was going […]

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Get ready for the rollback of U.S. child labor laws… It’s starting

As we discussed here not too long ago, Paul LePage, the new Tea Party-supported Governor of Maine, recently made national headlines for ordering the removal of a mural depicting the advances made by organized labor from his state’s Department of Labor building. The mural, among other things, includes a panel acknowledging the plight of Maine’s […]

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Snyder to slash unemployment benefits, practice “tough love”

Earlier this evening, I received the following from Mark Brewer, the chair of the Michigan Democratic party. Today, Governor Snyder signed a bill slashing unemployment benefits for potentially hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers in Michigan and making Michigan the only state in the nation to have fewer than 26 weeks of benefits. The new […]

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