Posts Tagged ‘Rick Snyder’

Sep
2015
8

More Reports of MI Signature Collectors Lying to Get Prevailing Wage Repeal on the Ballot

More Reports of MI Signature Collectors Lying to Get Prevailing Wage Repeal on the Ballot
  In Michigan, the well-funded wage opposition group Protecting Michigan Taxpayers is reporting that it is nearing the 252,523 signatures it needs to place a repeal of the prevailing wage on the ballot.  Using this method, Michigan Republicans can bypass Gov. Rick Snyder who opposes repeal and promised to veto the toxic middle class attack….
Jul
2015
30

U.S. Sen. Peters on Prevailing Wages: “Getting rid of them makes no sense.”

U.S. Sen. Peters on Prevailing Wages:
  With prevailing wage repeal still a hot-button topic in Michigan, some political leaders are taking their message to the masses in hopes of keeping the law on the books.  Since taking control of the Senate, Republicans have made prevailing wage repeal a top priority, spearheaded by Arlan Meekhof and against GOP governor Rick Snyder’s…
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Jul
2015
1

STUDY: Repealing MI Prevailing Wage Would Cut 11,000 Jobs, $1.7B from GDP, $700M of Investments

STUDY: Repealing MI Prevailing Wage Would Cut 11,000 Jobs, $1.7B from GDP, $700M of Investments
  A new study titled The Cost of Repealing Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Policy provides new data about the law’s true impact on total construction costs and economic activity.  As we wrote earlier this month, despite the incredibly strong voter support for the current prevailing wage law, the state GOP is pushing a repeal agenda.  The…
May
2015
18

Michigan Senate Passes Prevailing Wage Repeal Package Despite Several GOP Defectors

Michigan Senate Passes Prevailing Wage Repeal Package Despite Several GOP Defectors
  Late last week the Michigan State Senate passed the bills that make up the Republican party’s attempt to repeal the prevailing wage law.  The package of bills will now move to the House where it is unclear whether there are enough votes to advance the legislation. Repeal is ostensibly opposed by Republican Gov. Rick [&hellip…;
May
2015
13

Despite Gov’s Veto Threat, Michigan Begins Latest Round of Prevailing Wage Repeal Hearings

Despite Gov's Veto Threat, Michigan Begins Latest Round of Prevailing Wage Repeal Hearings
  In Michigan, the Senate Competitiveness Committee will hear Senate Bills 1,2, and 3 today, which together would repeal the prevailing wage in the state.  The long-rumored move had been pushed to the backburner after what many believed was an agreement between the two parties to hold off on repeal in exchange for Democratic support [&hellip…;
Oct
2014
15

Tender Crony: MI AG’s Former Firm Has Landed $2M in Gov’t Contracts Since He Took Office

Tender Crony: MI AG's Former Firm Has Landed $2M in Gov't Contracts Since He Took Office
  The administration of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has become synonymous with a certain level of cronyism, and a new peek into the affairs of his Attorney General, Bill Schuette, supports the reputational deterioration. Schuette’s former law firm, it seems, has benefited from this ‘inside basbeall’ to the tune of nearly…
Sep
2013
23

Goin’ for the Gubers: AFL Will Direct More Energy, Funds to Dethroning Right-Wing Governors

Goin' for the Gubers: AFL Will Direct More Energy, Funds to Dethroning Right-Wing Governors
  During the 2010 midterm and gubernatorial elections, progressives largely stayed home on election day. This, along with the Citizens United decision and the short-lived passion of the Tea Party movement, swept an influx of far-right governors into traditionally purple states.  Learning from their mistakes, the AFL-CIO’s Political…
Feb
2012
8

RUH ROH for CUT-GROW: “States that cut the most spending have lost the most jobs.”

RUH ROH for CUT-GROW: “States that cut the most spending have lost the most jobs.”
The Cut-Grow economic model that Republicans (and some Democrats) have been touting as the philosophy to end our nation’s economic woes has finally produced results. The only problem is the results are further proof that the philosophy is flawed. Think Progress recently posted these results after investigating how Cut-Grow has effected the…