MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Winter 2013 Edition

In this issue:

  • Teachers Sue MEA To Escape Union
  • Pressure Mounting For MEDC Transparency
  • Anti-GOP Professor Going Back to the Classroom
  • Celebrating the Past, Looking Forward
  • Court Ruling Supports State Law That Prohibits Discrimination of Non-Union Contractors
  • New Bill Would Shed Light On Asset Forfeiture In Michigan
  • SEIU Under Investigation Over Prop 4
  • Detroit Still Sending Tax Notices 15 Years After Company Closed
  • U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Look At Forced Unionization
  • Court Orders City To Comply With FOIA
  • Parent: ‘Even after my kids graduate I’ll still come back and help this school’
  • Effort In Lansing To Override Voters’ Rebuke of Higher-Cost Energy Mandate
  • Capitol Protesters Fined $500 Each For Trying To Storm Senate Chamber
  • Prohibition Era Rules Prevent Michigan Bars From Having Glasses or Napkins With Logos
  • Legislators Vote To Continue Special Subsidy Program Without Knowing Whether It Works
  • Union Threatens Hall of Fame Coach With Legal Action For Not Paying Dues
  • Teacher Got Plenty of Info About Paying Union Dues, Nothing About Opting Out of the MEA
  • Disrespect, Bullying Convinces Paraeducator That Union Not Interested in its Members
  • Teacher Who Never Wanted Union Representation Still Forced To Be A Member
  • Beer Website Provides More Information About Taxpayer Investment Than The State
  • Despite Fewer Students, Michigan School Funding Going Up, Up, Up
  • Bills Would Limit House Inspections
  • Teachers To Lawmakers: ‘MEA Wouldn’t Tell Us How To Leave Union’
  • Higher Minimum Wage Hurts Low-Skill Workers
  • Union Graphic Leaves Out Billions of Public Dollars To Claim Education ‘Cuts’
  • Michigan Capitol Confidential Wins Statewide Awards
  • I'm Just a Bill

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