Well, at least they don’t try to hide it anymore. Republican State Sen. Dave Robertson of Grand Blanc wants the governor to be able to appoint far more people in the government than he already does, saying “the heart of the issue is political power.”“
State Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc, said term limits (a governor can serve a maximum of two, four-year terms) have created a system in which elected officials have less ability to hire the people they need to carry out their policy agenda.…
I keep coming back to the derisive douchebaggery of Detroit News‘ editor Nolan Finley where he basically called Occupy Wall Street protesters animals (“menagerie of malcontents”) and people who “resent that some people have nice stuff and others don’t”.
It’s a common refrain among the millionaire/billionaire apologists out there. Many of these people are tea partiers, of course, and the best thing written on that lately came from my friend LOLGOP:
So, is that who we’re talking about here? Just some very nice people that just happen to “have nice stuff”?…
Welly, well, well, well. Who whoulda thunk it?
Favorability rating: UP 11 points
Job approval rating: UP 6 points
Congressional Republicans: DOWN a whopping 15 points!
Poor David Nir at Daily Kos just can’t explain it. “I can tell you what changed in our cross-tabs,” he says, “but I can’t tell you why things changed.” It’s a complete mystery why the president could possibly be surging to him? I’ma go out on a limb and say four simple words:
Pass it. Now.…
Occupy Wall Street protesters are taking their protest to the homes of mega-wealthy 1-percenters today and the march is now underway, according to a friend who just texted me
Accompanied by an “unreal” number of camera crews, the protesters are protesting, in part, the expiration of a two-percent “millionaires tax” later this year.
Local control, local government, local self-determination. These are the hallmarks of the tea party Republicans and conservatives in general. Recent efforts by Michigan Republicans prove conclusively that this is a lie. They are not interested in local control; they are interested in conservative control. Period.
In September, I wrote about two bills passed by the House to limit domestic partner benefits for any public employees in the state.
It’s obviously nothing more than a blatant effort to make sure same-sex partners are never afforded the same benefits their “different-sex” counterparts enjoy.…
Last month, I wrote about how Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman was being asked to recuse himself from the suit challenging the constitutionality of the Emergency Manager Law.
Lawyers from the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice said in a brief filed Wednesday that Justice Stephen Markman should recuse himself from their challenge of the emergency manager law’s constitutionality, which Gov. Rick Snyder wants sent directly to the Michigan Supreme Court.…
They’ve pretty much villified and demonized the unionized teachers in Michigan and taken every available step to stripping them of any ability to bargain for and/or receive decent labor agreements. So who is next on the Michigan Republican’s hitlist? Police and firefighters, of course.
House Bill 5002 would amend the state’s Worker’s Disability Compensation Act, a policy some legislators say is outdated and needs to be revamped to be more reasonable for businesses.
The act applies to all workers who have access to worker’s compensation, but the bill includes new rules for fire and police officers.…
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