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Michigan Poised to Become a Right-to-Work State
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Michigan Poised to Become a Right-to-Work State

On the heels of two big wins for workplace freedom in Michigan, it looks like the state might be taking an even bigger step: becoming a right-to-work state. There are currently twenty-three right to work states, and the addition of Michigan would be a huge boon for workplace freedom.

11/30/2012
Michigan Prop 2 to Extend Union Power
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Michigan Prop 2 to Extend Union Power

In Michigan, Proposition Two is one of the most buzzed about topics on the ballot. Proposal Two would add the right to collective bargaining to Michigan’s Constitution and is hotly contested in the state. The proposal gives Michiganders “the rights to organize together to form, join, or assist labor organizations, and to bargain collectively with a public or private employer.”

10/31/2012
DOE pays workers...to play cards?
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DOE pays workers...to play cards?

Earlier this month, a hybrid battery plant in Holland Michigan began furloughing workers.  Yes, even before the plant had produced a single battery since ground was broken in 2010. The plant received $150M in taxpayer money to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles but, due to lack of demand, it doesn’t look like we are getting our money’s worth.

10/22/2012
Charter Schools Take Off in Michigan
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Charter Schools Take Off in Michigan

As Michigan kids head back to school, things are looking a little different. The cap on charters has been lifted, so there are thirty-one new school choices for families in the state this year.

09/05/2012
The Real Cost of the Auto Industry Bailout
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The Real Cost of the Auto Industry Bailout

Today, Politico’s Arena featured an online debate over the results of the automobile industry’s bailout. Many of the contributors have hailed the bailout as a success due to the perceived growth in the auto industry and, namely, in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

07/30/2010
How Will Cap and Trade Effect You?
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How Will Cap and Trade Effect You?

Cap and trade is being called the largest tax hike increase in U.S. history and its effects will fall hardest on states that depend on industry.   The Consumer Energy Alliance is holding events next week across Michigan and South Dakota to dig into the ramifications cap and trade will have on business.  Lunch will be provided.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what this legislation could mean for your business and family.

11/11/2009

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