Posted on 03/02/15 at 12:10pm

Today and all this month, we encourage adults to pick up a book and read with a child. Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow did just that. She recorded two videos with her reading books written by Michigan authors—Grace for Presidentand Meteor!” Let her share her love of reading with your students. Everyone will enjoy the experience! 

Posted on 03/02/15 at 2:40pm

Eighteen community colleges will be benefitting from a $50 million grant that will allow them to buy state-of-the-art equipment and provide training in their skilled trades courses. The grant is part of Gov. Snyder’s Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program that will develop a talent base for skilled manufacturing jobs in the state.

Posted on 02/25/15 at 9:21am

If you believe our schools and safer roads are important to the quality of life in Michigan, circle May 5 on your calendar. On that day, voters will be asked to vote on a proposal that would raise over $1 billion to repair Michigan’s dangerous roads and bridges, while raising $300 million in new revenue for Michigan public schools, funded by a 1-cent increase in the state sales tax.

Posted on 03/02/15 at 2:41pm

Thanks to the efforts of NEA and its members like you, the full House is waiting to vote on a version of H.R. 5, the Republican’s rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which restores key elements we’ve been fighting for and makes a bad bill better.

Posted on 03/02/15 at 2:42pm

This is National Breakfast Week (March 2-6) and to raise awareness of the issue of child hunger, the NEA Health Information Network (NEA HIN) has released three new videos and created resources you can use in your classroom and in your school district. 

Posted on 02/18/15 at 3:06pm

When you find yourself in a hole, the first step to getting out is to stop digging.

The hole I am referring to is the $1 billion taxpayers spend each year on Michigan’s experiment with charter schools. A recent report by a pro charter school group ranks Michigan’s charter school accountability law last among similar states. 

51st House District Steve Losey

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat      

Steve Losey

Cell phone:  810-955-1553              

Email:  loseyforstaterep@gmail.com

Public Schools are the Corner Stone of America.

66th House District Richard (Dick) Rajkovich

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Richard Rajkovich                            

Cell phone:      269-910-3618

Web site:         www.rajkovichforstatehouse.com

Email:    brackloon@bciwildblue.com       

71st House District Theresa Abed

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Theresa Abed                                                             

Office phone:    

Web site:         www.theresaabed.com

84th House District Terry Brown

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Terry Brown                                       

Cell 517 899-1626

Carolb.slp@gmail.com

Web site:  TerryBrown.info

Email:  terrybrown84@gmail.com

Campaign email:  terrybrown@terrybrown.info

97th House District Chris Breznau

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Chris Breznau                                     

Home phone:  989 948-8742

Web site:         facebook.com/pages/Chris-Breznau-for-97th-District-State-Representative/406072419426816

102nd House District Brendan Maturen

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Brendan Maturen

Cell phone: 231 680-0331

Web site: www.brendanmaturen.com

Email: Brendan@brendanmaturen.com

Strong, well funded public education is essential for the future success of our children, our communities, and our state.

107th House District Suzanne Shumway

 

Type of recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Suzanne Shumway     

Email:    sshumway@ncmich.edu

                Suzanne.avis.shumway@gmail.com

Web site:             www.Suzanneshumway.com

Cell phone:      231 881-1107

Collective bargaining has a spot on the November ballot

This afternoon, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of collective bargaining rights and working families with their decision to allow the Protect Working Families proposal on the November ballot. Ballot language will now be written.

The Court rejected the challenges from special interest groups that the proposal failed to list the sections of the Constitution that would be affected. All along, the Protect Our Jobs campaign maintained that there was no legal basis for keeping the proposal off the ballot.

The Supreme Court also approved the ballot proposals requiring a two-thirds legislative majority or statewide vote to raise taxes and voter approval for a new international border crossing.

Will you get a refund of your 3 percent? Supreme Court will decide

It will have to be the courts again to ultimately decide whether the Legislature has overstepped its bounds when it comes to school employees and their retirement benefits. Gov. Snyder is appealing a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision that the 3 percent “tax” on employees for their retiree health care is unconstitutional.

MEA, AFT score wins against SB 1040

The Governor's ink was barely dry on PA 300 (originally SB 1040) yesterday afternoon when MEA and AFT/Michigan were in court winning two temporary restraining orders on parts of the new law. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina issued the TROs and promised a full hearing on the constitutionality of the new law this fall.

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