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Middle class Michiganders to pay considerably more in taxes despite the anti-tax rhetoric of Lansing Republicans

Reading an article in the Detroit Free Press this evening about how taxes are going up precipitously on working class Michiganders, I’m reminded of something that I wrote about a year ago for this site. Here’s how my post began. Why is it that we allow the Republicans to refer to themselves as the anti-tax […]

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Anti-abortion “personhood” legislation comes back to Michigan… with a new twist

Conservative legislators in several states, knowing that a Constitutional amendment to outlaw abortion is unlikely, have begun attempts to work around the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Most notably, these legislative attempts have involved, in some way, shape or form, the concept of personhood – the notion that a fertilized egg is in fact […]

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How do you convey to people the seriousness of what’s happening to Michigan’s working class?

Why is it that we allow the Republicans to refer to themselves as the anti-tax party, when they keep demonstrating that they clearly aren’t? Sure, they’re all for the cutting of business taxes, inheritance taxes, and other taxes that would threaten to decrease the wealth of their party’s high-net-worth donors, but, invariably, those shifts in […]

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Michigan Democrats unveil plan to finance free college tuition by eliminating corporate income tax credits

This just in from our friends at Think Progress: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) spent his first year in office trading in the welfare of thousands of vulnerable Michiganders in order to cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy. Hoping to refocus priorities in 2012, the state‚Äôs Senate Democrats have released a new plan that […]

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A federal push for transit-oriented development

Incredibly, it looks as though there are some folks in DC who want to incentivize development that encourages density (as well as energy efficiency) in the vicinity of transit stations. Here’s a clip from the DC Streets Blog: New construction projects that are within a half-mile of transit stations and exceeding national energy-efficiency standards would […]

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