Legislature goes home for the holidays
After lifting the cap on charter schools, the Legislature finished its business for the year today without doing any more harm to public education, students and public education employees and their unions.
The Senate did not take up HB 4929, legislation to end payroll deduction for union dues, or any of the litany of other anti-union bills under consideration. And the House took no action on SB 619 (unlimited expansion of cyber schools). But rest assured the debate over further attacks on public education, unions and the middle class will restart in the New Year.
The Legislature will be back in session January 11, 2012. For now, there is peace in Michigan.