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The American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known as ALEC, appears to be facing some membership issues here in Michigan. We managed to get our hands on some ALEC documents, which proved to be an interesting insight into how the right-wing organization views the Great Lakes State and the type of vision they have for our state. […]
By Matthew Kovac Barely two weeks after a coalition of social justice groups announced their campaign to advocate for workers’ access to earned sick leave in Michigan, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy is already running scared. Since the announcement, the right-wing think tank has published no fewer than four separate blog posts attacking the campaign, three of […]
This week, we released an email that is part of our extensive research into the handling of food service in Michigan’s prisons by Aramark, a private corporation that was contracted by the Snyder administration to provide meals for prisoners. I’ll stop you right there if you’re thinking, “Who cares? These are prisoners. They deserve every […]
By Matthew Kovac When news broke that Attorney General Bill Schuette tried to intimidate a journalist, word spread fast. Huffington Post reporter Dana Liebelson tweeted Monday that she had been hit with two subpoenas for her interview notes while investigating juvenile prison conditions in Michigan. The first arrived before the interviews were over. Then an […]
Today, Governor Rick Snyder appeared on Michigan Public Radio’s call-in program, Michigan Calling. The hour-long conversation was billed as an opportunity for Michigan voters to ask the Governor questions about a host of issues. The show didn’t disappoint – allowing for questions on many topics. The Governor, on the other hand, did. While one might […]
On March 9, Gov. Snyder will be on Michigan Public Radio’s “Michigan Calling” program and will take questions from Michiganders. The program will air from 9-10 a.m. Monday morning. Callers can submit questions at (866) 255-2762 as well as on Facebook at “Michigan Calling,” or on Twitter with the #MiCalling hashtag. Below are some questions […]