Unions have changed. It's time for politicians to crack the books and learn about how to encourage the creation of more high performance workplaces of the 21st century rather than clinging to outmoded ideas that attempt to recreate the 19th century workplace.
"One of those bills gave charter schools the right to use available public school facilities without having to pay for the building... which is actually owned by the school district, an entity funded by taxpayers.
If you thought the war on school neutrality policies were finished, you were wrong. A school district in Michigan launched a new salvo at the gay community right before Thanksgiving, suspending a teacher for embracing diversity.
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The lesson from the Michigan election this year to fiscal rights advocates all over America is that effective popular control over taxing and spending is possible, but it requires continuous, ongoing voter education and sustained effort to boost turnout.
Have a great time with your family and friends this season and treat them to some of Michigan's finest. It's a spectacular opportunity to revisit old traditions and to start some new ones.
It is odd that for all this talk about cancer's effect, there is still so little coverage of toxic pollution -- which has been linked to cancer -- and how much more likely poor people and minorities are to be impacted by it.
I am tired of being told in private that green groups are against biomass, only to find biomass plant after biomass plant subsidized in the name of green energy, and now disguised as "combined heat and power" or merely tossed into existing coal plants.
There are 88,000 street lights operated by the city. More than half of these are out on any given day. I believe most Detroiters want their lights on, regardless of who repairs them.
Democracy served us well last night. But we put it to a fairly extreme test. Now it's our job to reform the system so the voters don't need to be quite as heroic next time. And it would be nice of the airwaves were selling us new American cars rather than retreaded political lies.
The notion that gay marriage will happen in due time or when it is ready is perhaps the most vile and condescending misconception that plagues us today. Why should these hard-working, law-abiding citizens of our nation have to wait until anyone else is ready for them to have this basic freedom?
Far more than anyone suspects, Michigan Prop 3 is going to ramp up the dirtiest form of energy of all: biomass burning.
Michiganders can vote for a future that will create jobs today and for the next generation, rein in high energy costs and reduce dangerous pollution that harms our air and water as well as the health of our children.
As to be expected, there has been a lot of distortion around the Michigan Clean Energy ballot Proposal 3 in the weeks leading up to the election, confusing voters about one of the more meaningful proposals on the state-wide ballot this year.
The future of our nation, Michigan and Wayne County rests with you and other voters. Do not give up your right to vote! I encourage you to become familiar with your ballot by reviewing it online and deeply considering each candidate and issue.
Michigan can be a clean energy leader in the U.S. -- and jumpstart the economy of the Midwest -- if residents choose Proposal 3 to help create good clean energy jobs and protect public health.