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Dissecting the Details on the Move to End Gerrymandering

Activists calling themselves “Voters Not Politicians” need 315,654 net signatures to place a Constitutional Amendment on the Michigan Ballot next November. They submitted 425,000 gross signatures with the state on December 18, 2017, and if their validity rates are typical they should have enough valid signatures to achieve ballot access. They claim to be an all-volunteer group, whatever that means these days.

28th December, 2017 | 0 Comments

Initiative May Appear on Michigan's November Ballot

The prevailing wage law was enacted in 1965; it provided that the state department of labor determine, before taking bids on any state sponsored government contract, mandatory prevailing wage and benefits for each type of contractor or mechanic according to local union wage rates.

28th December, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Michigan Moves to End the Costly and Wasteful Carnage of Cannabis Prohibition

“You want to know what this was really all about,” Ehrlichman said of the drug war. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying. We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course, we did.” - President Richard Nixon's domestic policy chief, John Ehrlichman

07th December, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Grass Roots Effort to End Gerrymandering in Michigan

“If you want to end gerrymandering in Michigan, let me know.” With that simple social media post, Count MI Vote founder Katie Fahey managed to start a new movement.

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently The New York Times listed 48 environmental rules that the Trump Administration has placed on the chopping block, with 25 of them that have already been overturned. Here is a list encompassing 21 of the more significant ones:

26th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

Securing Driver Safety or Fiscal Folly?

A few weeks ago, while driving down one of the numerous crumbling and deteriorating streets in Saginaw County, I could not help but notice how perfectly fine road signs were being replaced with completely new signage containing identical information. Moreover, not only were the signs themselves being replaced, but so were the poles holding the signs, even though the posts themselves were in strong and sturdy shape.

05th October, 2017 | 0 Comments

As one who was born and bred in Michigan, the number #1 reason I have always remained located in the great state of Michigan is because of the immaculate, breathtaking, and invaluable resource of the Great Lakes and its associated inland waterways. So it was with great distress that as the 4th of July holiday rolled around this summer the news hit that several Michigan beaches, including the Caseville State Park and even more significantly, the Traverse City State Park Beach along the Miracle Mile were being closed due to high levels of e-coli bacteria. And it is with even greater disdain that I find myself sitting here writing and assembling this piece about the short-sightedness and negligence that has propagated this calamity in the first place.

24th August, 2017 | 0 Comments

THE NEW GILDED AGE (Part 2)

There is no better example of the disconnect between so-called governing bodies and the public taxpayer who’s interests they are charged with protecting through prudent oversight than the recent actions by the Delta College Board of Trustees that granted college president Jean Goodnow a 2.5% salary increase, bringing her annual base compensation to a staggering $196,434, in addition to raising her automobile allowance from $9,000 to $10,000, while increasing her employer-sponsored 403 contribution up to $24,000 per year.

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

How Facebook, Google & Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Author Jonathan Taplin has meticulously constructed a stinging and disconcerting polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that also proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age.

22nd June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Your government at work with your tax dollars. Loan billions to unprepared teenagers so they can pretend to get smart in college. When they fail miserably due to the fact after twelve years of public school government indoctrination they can’t read, write or add, the government pays slimy collection agencies to get these unemployed recipients to pay up.

01st June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Michigan’s marijuana legalization organization teams up with the nation’s most successful marijuana law reform group to introduce a cannabis legalization proposal for the 2018 general election ballot

The state’s leading marijuana legalization organization MILegalize2018 announces official unity support of updated petition language drafted in support of placing the adult use of cannabis on the November 2018 general election ballot.

27th April, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Year in Politics • 2016

2016 was a year of extreme contrasts on the political front, with very little ground in the middle for us to stand safely and secure upon. For some the election of Donald Trump signaled a ray of hope; for others it signaled mass depression.

15th December, 2016 | 0 Comments

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