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Michigan… come for the great lakes, stay for the corporate oligarchy

According to the Detroit News, our Governor’s secret education privatization task force, nicknamed the Skunk Works, was just the tip of the iceberg. Apparently, in spite of Snyder’s pledge to bring unprecedented transparency to Lansing, a great deal of the legislation coming out of the Capital these days seems to be the product of corporate […]

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Snyder passes the buck to local Michigan communities

Governor Rick Snyder presented his budget recommendations this afternoon to members of the Michigan legislature. As promised, there were no big tax increases for business, but lots of cuts in State programs. Among other things, the Snyder proposal includes a 4.1 percent reduction in per pupil foundation grants for K-12 schools, which comes to about […]

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The Feds help Michigan borrow $2 billion more to build more highways

Saying, “This is so excellent,” and hollering “Whoooo!“, our Governor enthusiastically accepted the $2 billion in federal aid that comes along with being the most economically fucked state in the union. Governor Granholm publicly accepted the news from Vice President Joe Biden in Kalamazoo this afternoon, where they were gathered to celebrate – according to […]

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