May/June 2008 Michigan Capitol Confidential articles

Additional Information

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"Extra Credit"

House Fiscal Agency analysis of HAL budget passed in March

Senate Fiscal Agency analysis of House tourism promotion bills

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Senate Fiscal Agency analysis of Senate tourism promotion bills

"The Year of Living Expensively…" Jan/Feb 2008 Michigan Capitol Confidential

Troubles with Travel Michigan

"The Regulators"

Russ Harding’s regulatory reform and savings plan.

Moolenaar press release

Spinal Column article about the bills

"Wage Fairness Commission Heads to Senate"

House Fiscal Agency analysis of HB 4627

Committee testimony: (part 1) (part 2)

Text of HB 4627 (as passed by House of Representatives)

Lawrence Reed commentary on pay equity

"The Gender Jobs Gap" from the Carpe Diem Blog

The Lowdown: "Ranking Partisans"

Votes used by MIRS to determine their "most conservative" rankings: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

The Lowdown: "Earmarkings"

Taxpayers for Common Sense Earmark Spreadsheet

TCS Earmark Report

Additional earmark resources: U.S. HOUSE and U.S. Senate

Pledge against earmarks

The Lowdown: "Dept of Discrimination"

Carpe Diem: U of M Women’s Studies Dept. Accused of Discrimination