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Gov. Snyder: Michigan Will 'Fully Comply' With Gay Marriage

DETROIT (AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder pledged Friday to ‘fully comply’ with a U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide and urged Michigan residents to embrace the state’s diversity by treating everyone with respect. 302 more words

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Michigan AFL-CIO President Bieber stands up for local wage and benefit ordinances

LANSING June 24, 2013– Republican legislators in Lansing are currently advancing a bill (HB 4052) which would take away the ability of municipalities to pass wage and benefit ordinances above and beyond what the state has already set. 639 more words

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Pure Michigan takes on new meaning with anti-middle class legislation

GRAND RAPIDS June 23, 2015– Michigan’s legislature, lead by Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-Grand Haven) and Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter (R-Mt. Pleasant), is currently advancing legislation which would severely gouge middle class income, making it increasingly difficult for many Michigan families to make ends meet. 149 more words

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Snyder Names 1st Members To Middle Eastern Commission

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has made his first appointments to a commission aimed at reflecting the growing diversity of those in Michigan with Middle Eastern roots. 122 more words

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.@AP: Suggested revisions to #FreeDavontaeSanford story

APNewsBreak: State cops looking at teen’s murder conviction | UTSanDiego.com

Sanford, now 22, lived in the Runyon neighborhood. He approached officers at the scene and subsequently confessed, although his written statement had many inaccuracies and no recording of the interrogation was made. 742 more words

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In Lansing, the solution for Michigan's wage stagnation problem is...lower wages?

LANSING June 19, 2015– The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a study this past winter on American wages. They found that between 2013 and 2014, wages for American workers continued to stagnate or fall across the wage spectrum, even for those with advanced degrees. 1,407 more words

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Snyder Signs $54.5B Michigan Budget; Lasting Road Plan Elusive

LANSING (AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $54.5 billion state budget on Wednesday with a modest spending boost for education and a temporary increase in road construction funding, pledging to work with lawmakers over the summer on a long-term transportation funding fix. 493 more words

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