Tag Archives: Public Act 4

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Emergency Manager takeover of Michigan, and how we allowed it to happen

I had the good fortune a week or so ago to attend the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit. Among the people that I met while there was attorney Alec Gibbs, who, in recent years, has been keeping busy representing retired public employees left without adequate insurance in the wake of the Emergency Manager takeover of […]

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Michigan’s 6 ballot proposals and how I intend to vote

Other than trying my best to convince folks to vote for Syed Taj and Barack Obama, and against the likes of “mentally unbalanced” Tea Party-favorite Kerry Bentivolio, the race-baiting Pete Hoekstra, and the climate change denying serial liar Mitt Romney, I haven’t really said much about the upcoming election. To be honest, I didn’t think […]

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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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Today’s Martin Luther King Day march to Rick Snyder’s home

I wasn’t able to attend today’s MLK Day march to Governor Snyder’s house, but, fortunately, I was able to draft a few correspondents. Our first report comes courtesy of EMU professor Abby Coykendall. As you can see from the pictures, the crowd was far more diverse than at other events, including the protests in Lansing […]

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Michiganders to celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a march to Rick Snyder’s Ann Arbor home

For those of you not heading south on Monday to celebrate Robert E. Lee Day, it looks like there might be something interesting going on right here in Michigan. From what I hear, it looks as though there’s going to be a big march down Geddes to the Ann Arbor home of Michigan Governor Rick […]

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