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Does cutting firefighters lead to more deaths, or not?

AnnArbor.com has an interesting story today about how budget cuts affecting the Ann Arbor Fire Department might be responsible for the increasing number of deaths by fire in the city. Here’s a clip. The president of the Ann Arbor firefighters union told Mayor John Hieftje and the City Council Monday night he believes deep cuts […]

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Who will fight for Michigan’s struggling cities, like Ypsilanti, against the Snyder budget?

As we’ve discussed here in the past, the budget put forward by our new Governor, Rick Snyder, would appear to put a disproportionate amount of the burden on aging, urban communities, like Ypsilanti. Here are just a few of the ways that Ypsilanti will be impacted by the new budget if it is ratified. • First, […]

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