It’s looking like “prevailing wage” will be an issue in the Legislature’s new session. It deals with pay rates for construction workers on publicly funded projects. It’s an issue that divides Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature’s Republican leaders. Continue reading →
As Governor Rick Snyder prepares to deliver his seventh State of the State address, a potential candidate to replace him has called for ethics rules that would align Michigan with what the federal government requires. Continue reading →
The confirmation hearing for Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos has been delayed until next week. But she’s already working to win support for her nomination and her ideas on school reform. Continue reading →
President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be the next transportation secretary was questioned on autonomous vehicles as part of her confirmation hearing today. A Michigan lawmaker says he’s pleased with what he heard. Continue reading →
The Affordable Care Act is shaping up to be one of the first big battles of the new congressional session. Republicans have promised to repeal it. Democrats are girded to defend it. And there’s a lot at stake for Michigan. Continue reading →
A new state law bans the use of restraint and seclusion as disciplinary tools in schools except in emergency situations. The law was signed today by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley. Continue reading →
Two state Supreme Court justices have removed themselves from decisions related to the stalled recount of presidential ballots in Michigan.
State Supreme Court Justices Robert Young and Joan Larsen took themselves off the case because both are on President-elect Donald Trump’s list of potential United States Supreme Court nominees. That still leaves a three-to-two Republican majority on the court.
The Trump campaign convinced a lower court to shut down the recount. Trump won Michigan in November.
Michigan’s high court is considering a motion filed by the campaign of Green Party candidate Jill Stein to restart the recount.
Mark Brewer is a Stein campaign attorney.
“I think it’s even worse to start the recount than not complete it because there’s going to be even more unanswered questions as a result of stopping the recount where we did.”
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s campaign is asking two Michigan Supreme Court justices to refrain from making decisions on the legal challenge to the statewide ballot recount. That’s because they’ve been named by President-elect Donald Trump as potential nominees to the US Supreme Court. Continue reading →
Plans to move ahead with a ballot recount in Michigan are on hold. The state Republican Party and President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign have filed an objection to the recount request by Green Party nominee Jill Stein. A state elections board meets tomorrow morning to consider the objection.
A request to recount four-point-nine (m) million paper ballots has been filed with state Bureau of Elections. The petition was filed by the campaign of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. She won just over one percent of the vote on November eighth. Continue reading →