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Michigan: Governor appoints utility lobbyist to state utility regulation agency

Black is white. Up is down. “Public service” is now defined as serving the corporate sector while in a government position, and taxpayers (the public) pays the salary. 256 more words

Gov. Snyder: 'Financial Crises' In Wayne County Must Be Addressed Immediately

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder has agreed with a review team’s findings and determined Wayne County is in a financial emergency.

Snyder says Wednesday in a release that “chronic financial crises will only grow worse, and the possible solutions will be far more difficult, if the crisis is not addressed immediately.” 246 more words

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Michigan AFL-CIO president slams discriminatory minimum wage bill

LANSING July 22, 2015– Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber wrote a guest column for today’s Detroit News in which he trashed a bill that would lower the state minimum wage for workers under 20. 682 more words

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Mayoral candidates answer questions from union members

GRAND RAPIDS July 10, 2015– Last night, the four candidates vying to become Grand Rapids’ next mayor gathered at the Kent-Ionia Labor Center to answer a series of questions submitted by Kent and Ionia County union members. 910 more words

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KICLC board passes resolution in support of green jobs, renewable energy in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS July 6, 2016– The board of the Kent-Ionia Labor Council passed a resolution at their June meeting calling on state leaders to pass and renew legislation that would protect our environment and create green jobs for Michigan residents. 601 more words

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Gov. Snyder signs 'Death Star' bill, attacking workers across Michigan

LANSING June 30, 2015— Progress Michigan is reporting that today Gov. Rick Snyder silenced the voices of millions of Michiganders by signing legislation that prevents local governments from protecting workers, raising wages and ensuring communities benefit from new development. 403 more words

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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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