Earlier this week, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan to prevent the Michigan Citizens Redistricting Commission, established by last year’s Proposal 2, from violating Michiganians’ Constitutional rights.
Michigan Freedom Fund
“Any reform, no matter how poorly conceived, must achieve its goals without infringing on the basic rights guaranteed to all of us by the Constitution,” said Scott Walker, the former Wisconsin governor who is now finance chair for the GOP redistricting group, in a statement. “Michigan’s new redistricting commission falls short of that standard by punishing the people of Michigan for exercising those rights — or for being related to someone who has.”
"But as DTE and Consumers Energy implement their ideas for generating electricity in the future — called integrated resource plans — customers can likely expect lower levels of power reliability."Detroit Free Press: Heavy Equipment Operators Strike, Raising Concerns of Road Construction Delays
"Rieth-Riley countered it has agreed to essentially all wages, terms and conditions of the new Michigan Union Contracting Group agreement that was put in place early this year, with the exception of the union’s subcontracting clause, and added union members earn $58.67 a hour, $73.48 a hour on overtime."Michigan residents have spoken loud and clear," the company said. "They want to have the roads fixed. But rather than fixing the roads at a lower price, the union wants the taxpayers of Michigan to pay a higher price only because of the union’s greediness."