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After stripping local officials of all power, state-appointed Manager calls himself “the angel of common sense”
LANSING - During an interview with Fox 2 Detroit last night, the state-appointed Emergency Manager for the City of Benton Harbor, Joe Harris, was asked if he planned to exercise his power under the new Emergency Manager law signed by Gov. Snyder to void any and all union contracts.
Tenure guarantees due process to ensure a teacher isn’t dismissed for personal or political reasons.
Tenured teachers are dismissed for incompetency and misconduct.
Tenure protects good teachers from the politics of the job, such as nepotism and other unfair hiring and firing practices.
Michigan’s tenure law was passed in 1937.
A Republican-led Senate committee approved legislation Wednesday to require all public employees pay 20 percent of the cost of their health insurance.
The Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee passed Senate Bill 7 on party-line votes, with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats dissenting.
LANSING - Today thousands of Michigan residents from more than a dozen cities across the state rode buses to Lansing to send a message to Gov. Snyder and State Legislators that it’s time time start standing up for working and middle class families. After two weeks of paid vacation, Legislative committees will convene this week to begin voting on Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget plan.
FY2011 continuing resolution reflects wrong priorities
WASHINGTON—The National Education Association (NEA) opposes the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 continuing resolution that cuts key education and core programs that serve the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
“Everyone must make hard choices during these tough economic times, but our kids should not bear the brunt of the burden,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel.
Legislation making every public employee pay at least 20 percent of their health insurance passed a Senate committee this morning.
SJR C and SB 7 won approval from the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on party-line votes.
Siding with MEA members, a judge has ruled that the Legislature requiring an additional 3 percent contribution by school employees for retiree health insurance is unconstitutional.