November/December 2008 Michigan Capitol Confidential articles

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"Power Failure"

Click here to comment on and see Senate Bill 213

Katz/Bolema: "Proposals to Further Regulate Michigan's Electricity Market"

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Editorial About Wind and Nuclear Power

"Right-to-Work Bill Rejected"

Click here to comment on and see the Meekof amendment

Click here to comment on and see House Bill 4454

The Economic Effects of Right-to-Work Laws: 2007

The Effect of Right-to-Work Laws on Economic Development

Michigan Voters Support Labor Reforms: 2002 Press Release

Union Members' Attitudes Toward Their Unions' Performance: 2004 Survey Results

"Us v. Them"

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"Novelty Lighters, Annie Oakley and Other Random Acts of Legislating"

Click here to comment on and see the vote to name a road after Annie Oakley

Click here to comment on and see the vote to name a road after a term-limited legislator

Click here to comment on and see the vote to establish "Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day"

Click here to comment on and see the vote to name an official state children's book

Click here to comment on and see the vote to ban certain "novelty lighters"

The Lowdown: "Pro-Union Republicans"

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Candidates recommended by the Michigan Education Association

The Lowdown: "CEOs Find Leadership MIA in MI"

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Just a Bill

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Government subsidies for "artificial intelligence" businesses: SB 1503

State gas purchase stipend for all residents: HB 6551

Wayne County homeless trust fund: HB 6191

Increase pension benefits for juvenile justice employees: HB 5966

Require headlights on all the time: SB 1138

Transfer transportation revenue to other spending: HB 6335

Mandate driver's ed recycling message: SB 892

Regulate flag pole construction: SB 1437

Grant Detroit Auto Show subsidy: HB 6524

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