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STUDY: Repealing MI Prevailing Wage Would Cut 11,000 Jobs, $1.7B from GDP, $700M of Investments

STUDY: Repealing MI Prevailing Wage Would Cut 11,000 Jobs, $1.7B from GDP, $700M of Investments
A new study titled The Cost of Repealing Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Policy provides new data about the law’s true impact on total construction costs and economic activity. As we wrote earlier this month, despite the incredibly strong voter support for the current prevailing wage law, the state GOP is pushing a repeal agenda. The new study shows that repeal would kill jobs and hamper the state’s economy.
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Beyond Wisconsin: “Right-to-Work” Laid to Rest in WV; MI Rep. Hopes to Expand to Public Safety Unions

Beyond Wisconsin: “Right-to-Work” Laid to Rest in WV; MI Rep. Hopes to Expand to Public Safety Unions
Last week’s events in Wisconsin largely dominated the “Right-to-Work” news cycle, but Republicans in West Virginia and Michigan have been hard at work on the issue as well, with varying results.
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MI's Flat Tax Debacle: Poor Pay More, No One Wins

MI's Flat Tax Debacle: Poor Pay More, No One Wins
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder promised everyone in his state lowering taxes on business (and conversely, raising them on the poor) would help the economy. The evidence is in: the economy is stagnant, and the poor hurting like never before.
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Legally Blind Michigan Supreme Court Nominee Kicks Off Campaign

Legally Blind Michigan Supreme Court Nominee Kicks Off Campaign
Richard Bernstein for Supreme Court billboards have been spotted.
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GOP Pundits Freak Out as Dem Closes in on Rick Snyder in MI Gov Race

GOP Pundits Freak Out as Dem Closes in on Rick Snyder in MI Gov Race
The GOP pundit class is starting to get a bit nervous as Democratic candidate Mark Shauer closes in on incumbent Rick "Right-to-Work" Snyder in Michigan's gubernatorial election.
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From the Front Lines of Michigan’s Totally Failed Attempt to Get People to Hate Unions

From the Front Lines of Michigan’s Totally Failed Attempt to Get People to Hate Unions
The right-to-work push in Michigan looks like it may have backfired, or at the very least changed absolutely nothing. Union representation has essentially remained the same (actually increasing by a modest 4,000), even after heavy PR campaigns designed to discredit the labor movement.
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Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit

Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit
Activists are stepping up the plate and fighting the Detroit water shutoffs.
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Recess Is Over: Charter Schools Launch PR Blitz to Combat Damning Report

Recess Is Over: Charter Schools Launch PR Blitz to Combat Damning Report
A new investigative report from the Detroit Free Press reveals a problem in Michigan found in many other states: Charter schools with little oversight and nearly no regulation underperforming to the detriment of students. The report’s findings led the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), a lobby group focusing on the for-profit education industry, to wage an all-out PR campaign to minimize the positive impact of this solid journalistic effort.
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MI Budget Literally Kills Kids, Hacks Off Funds For Infant Mortality Program

Governor Snyder and Michigan's Republican-led Congress have gone all in on the evil villain theme. Considering it too expensive, they've hacked off funding for fighting infant mortality at one of Detroit's overburdened hospitals. It's almost as if they find joy in killing kids.
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Obama Celebrates ACA Milestone in MI Speech, Crowd Laughs At GOP Repeal Fixation

Obama Celebrates ACA Milestone in MI Speech, Crowd Laughs At GOP Repeal Fixation

President Barack Obama was again passionate in defending his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, yesterday in a visit to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Obama riled up young constituents who seemed very much to agree with him.
What's like the movie "Ground Hog Day", but should be named the "Meanwhich"? 
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