Republican Calvinball Comes to Michigan

By: Friday April 6, 2012 12:19 pm

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Kudos to Rachel Maddow and her team for almost making me want to watch cable news again with this story about how Michigan Republicans are subverting the legislature to put laws into effect immediately rather than waiting until the next calendar year. The [...]

Ingham County, MI Register of Deeds Seeks Back Taxes on Mortgage Transfers

By: Thursday June 23, 2011 8:15 am

In Michigan, a civil rights law group has filed suit against the “emergency financial manager” law which they say “violates one of the basic principles of democracy, where people get to vote and no one can impose a dictator on them.” Bill Goodman, the lead attorney in the case, said that the EFM law also [...]

Snyder Losing Michigan, and Voters Want to Support Collective Bargaining

By: Tuesday March 22, 2011 3:11 pm

Add Rick Snyder to the list of Republican governors who over-read their mandate and now find themselves quickly unpopular. First it was Scott Walker in Wisconsin, then John Kasich in Ohio. Now Snyder, whose budget includes large corporate tax cuts while increases in taxes for the working poor, and who pushed through a strengthened set [...]

Michigan Becomes Latest State With Worker-Led Uprising

By: Wednesday March 16, 2011 11:36 am

The team at is streaming live video all day long from protests in Lansing, the latest site to see a backlash to Republican-led efforts to weaken the rights of workers. Moore says that over 6,000 protesters occupied the Rotunda in the Capitol as of an hour ago. About a thousand stayed overnight last night. [...]

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