Salters: 'Yet another assault on public education and the middle class'
"Today's votes in the Michigan Senate on HB 4152 and SB 7 are yet another assault on public education and the middle class.
"On the heels of their votes to slash business taxes while cutting education and raising taxes on seniors and the working poor, Republican leaders continue to rob public employees. School employees have been sharing in our state's sacrifice for the past decade, taking concessions through collective bargaining at the local level.
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.
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.