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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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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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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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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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MI Gov Rick Snyder's Gay Marriage Quandary

MI Gov Rick Snyder's Gay Marriage Quandary
Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who keeps mostly silent on social issues in favor of focusing on the economy, is stepping carefully on the issue of gay marriage after a judge's declaration that the state's ban is unconstitutional. His detachment is exasperating critics who say he should take more of a leadership role, even if it's an issue he would prefer go away.
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David Eggert
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MI Gov Rick Snyder Wants 50,000 Visas to Help Reinvigorate Detroit

MI Gov Rick Snyder Wants 50,000 Visas to Help Reinvigorate Detroit
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder plans to ask the Obama administration to set aside thousands of work visas to attract talented immigrants to live and work in bankrupt Detroit.
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Black MI District Faces Financial Woes, Snyder Plans Power Grab

Black MI District Faces Financial Woes, Snyder Plans Power Grab
The Detroit Free Press reports that Governor Rick Snyder has declared a financial emergency in the Pontiac School District, setting the stage for an emergency takeover. The district has a $38 million deficit.
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Shady Groups Tied to MI Gov Snyder Undercut Transparency, Rule of Law

Shady Groups Tied to MI Gov Snyder Undercut Transparency, Rule of Law
Emails from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's assistant to the Emergency Manager of Detroit indicate that Snyder is attempting to end run around the Democratic process using third party groups to hide his extremist agenda. These groups include Skunk Works, an advisory group whose goals include privatizing public education, and NERD, a shady group whose goals are unknown, and whose funders are shrouded in secrecy.
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The Power Divide: Wealthy and the Poor Fight to Remain Relevant

The dilemma isn’t just economic. It’s also political. As money concentrates at the top, so does power. That concentrated power generates even more entrenched wealth at the top, and less for the middle class and the poor.
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