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Last week, the Michigan Carpenters announced plans to build a $30 million training center in metro Detroit. The facility will offer classroom instruction and job training to Detroit residents through a free apprenticeship program designed to give them the skills they need to succeed in the trade. This endeavor is a significant investment in the […]
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield criticized the lack of detail in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s hour-long State of the State address. This week, House Republicans put out their own plan, which offers approximately zero details. The 2019 action plan starts with a section on roads, which doesn’t really say […]
“I will veto bills designed to cut out the public’s right of referendum.” This quote from Governor Gretchen Whitmer came in the middle of a State of the State speech full of great moments, so it might not have stood out to everyone—but it represents an important promise to stand up for the people’s right […]
This morning, House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey delivered a response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, and because we don’t think you should have to sit through it, we’re bringing you the highlights. First on the agenda: Fixing the damn roads. The discussion consisted mainly of Chatfield […]
This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer an executive order to make a few key changes in her administration, most notably restructuring the MDEQ to focus on keeping our water clean and doing away with an environmental panel designed to let businesses regulate themselves. To most people, these moves seem like common sense—after all, we all want […]
In 2019, it’s hard to believe we’re still having this conversation—but in response to House Speaker Lee Chatfield’s ignorant comments about why he doesn’t believe in protecting LGBTQ+ Michiganders’ civil rights, let’s make one thing really clear: Despite Chatfield’s bizarre world view, civilized society must not protect bigotry. Of course, this isn’t new. It’s the […]