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Rep. John Dingell, the Michigan Democrat who helped write the Environmental Protection Act, questioned an auto-generated Tweet by the EPA water account promoting the "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" game. (Photo: Getty Images)
joe smoe July 23, 2014 at 11:23 am
Not sure if Dingell is playing dumb about knowing "what/who a Kardasian is"? But is heRead More proving his being dumb by being an obama lover. obama is human excrement.
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The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has temporarily suspended water shut-offs, but residents who filed a lawsuit against the department aren’t budging. (Patch file photo)
Joyce Richey July 23, 2014 at 05:19 pm
I am outraged and discouraged by the lack of empathy and compassion for the infants, children,Read More handicapped, and seniors as well as a lot of other good people in Detroit who are being ridiculed and insulted by the readers above. I am not naive, and there will always be a percent of people who just don't want to pay their bills, but I see that in the suburbs as well. I see or know of so many young people that are healthy and capable of working and yet choose to live on welfare and handouts so they can stay home and play video games or get free medicaid drugs for abuse, not for health reasons. Why is there no outcry for the companies that owe thousands and thousands in water bills and their water is not turned off because they know the "right" people. Where is the outcry for the broken pipes that flood houses, schools, and streets for months at a time that never get fixed by the city and waste the precious life saving water. These people are being charged on an average of $75 a month for water - what is your water bill in the suburbs? The water problems of Detroit is NOT just a Detroit problem. According to the Detroit News, metro Detroit suburbanites will pay much more than they expected for water and sewage services with most communities planning double-digit hikes for the next several years to pay for improvements to the aging water and sewer system, which serves 126 municipalities from Monroe County to Flint. Average rates are going up 12.5% with communities like Eastpointe going up 30%, New Baltimore, 24%, Grosse Ile Township, 17%, and Taylor, 15%. Where is the outcry for this statement by Atty. Jerome Goldberg: “In 2011, there were bonds floated in total of a billion dollars to fix the infrastructure, but $537 million went instead to pay off interest rate swaps to JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Morgan Stanley and (other financial institutions),” Goldberg said. “The banks were rewarded. More than half of the money for infrastructure went to banks. (Now) we’re talking about raising rates on Detroiters and going through with tens of thousands of shut offs.”
joe smoe July 23, 2014 at 11:51 pm
l am near Detroit. Figures the residents there expect water, as well as EVERYTHING for free. Most ofRead More them voted/love liar obama. That makes them pure ignorant. obama is human excrement.
Joyce Richey July 24, 2014 at 01:07 am
No, they expect fair bills, not an average of $75 per household. If we want to blame someone, thenRead More let's blame the corrupt and greedy politicians who turned Detroit into what it has become, an educational system that has failed, and a government that is turning this country into an entitlement nation. I am no Obama fan, but it took a heck of a lot more people then the people who live in Detroit to get him voted into office twice.
Black-and-white stripes will become the new orange at a Michigan jail. A judge wants to be sure prisoners are distinguishable from citizens wearing orange after "Orange is the New Black" made the color cool. (Photo: Pinterest)
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A St. Clair Shores woman has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging St. Clair Shores police officers and an animal control officer unnecessarily shot her dog, Lexie, multiple times. (Photo: Justice for Lexie public Facebook page)
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Venue operators, consultant and poker gaming supplier say the state is twisting the facts surrounding charity poker games as a matter of retaliation. (Patch file photo)
Heather Johnson Schuchaskie July 21, 2014 at 02:55 pm
Wow! Way to misquote Aces and Doug Cruce. If you're going to tell the story, please make sure whenRead More you quote someone you do so with accuracy.
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Burt Vincent July 23, 2014 at 04:32 pm
At least they didn't link you to Joe Potvin...oops.
Four private-contract workers at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility were fired after they were caught in sexually compromising positions with male inmates inside a walk-in cooler. (Photo: Michigan Department of Corrections)
joe smoe July 16, 2014 at 05:29 pm
That is where obama needs to go for his anti-American tactics. Then Hillary and Nancy Pelposi canRead More come in to feed his sorry ass and they can end up on their knees, like they do now, when they kneel to worship his sorry ass.
K. Scott July 16, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Hey, Smuck boy, stay on topic, take your meds. This is Snyders baby. Take it up with Lansing. Go toRead More red state and rant.
Michiganders are able to possess professional quality fireworks under the 2011 expansion of the state law. Some want it repealed, but others say it allows the state to capture revenue on activity that is already occurring. (Patch file photo)
RON Ostrodamus July 16, 2014 at 01:55 pm
How old are you Jason? I ask as it is usually the younger kids who love fireworks. In my day as aRead More kid getting a hold of an illegal "brick" of firecrackers was what made the fourth of July fun. Taking that away would be like Halloween without candy and costumes. We heard about some of the big kids using cherry bombs and M-80s in mailboxes and ponds but most of us stayed clear of that temptation as the small firecrackers did occasionally go off and sting our fingers before we could throw them. You are so wrong. Some idiot set of a rocket so close to our Street that a windows shook. It sounded like a war was going on. I was amazed that there were no reports of serious injuries as the sirens of the fire department were heard more frequently. As it was RO dodged a bullet in my opinion. Bet we could make a lot more revenue if we legalized dynamite but don't tell that to the mayor.
Several thousand Michigan residents have signed an online petition asking the Michigan Legislature to repeal a law that allows residents to shoot off powerful pyrotechnics on 10 major holidays. "I felt like I was in a war zone," one resident said.
Brad Jensen July 18, 2014 at 10:58 am
Rich, set up video cameras. That is actually legal as long as it isn't pointed into a bedroomRead More window, etc. Either that or gather a bunch of your neighbors together and go over to his house as a group and politely ask him to stop.
Rich Margittay July 18, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Brad: With reasonable people, this group technique (of a request from you) will likely work inRead More neighbor-problem cases. However, with sick individuals, the person may think about a reprisal against the complainant(s). IMO: Never let a sick (meaning: possibly sick in the head) neighbor or law-breaker know you dislike what he/she is doing. Otherwise, your troubles may become even worse. It is often healthy and wise to play it safe and let police handle law-violators/trouble in your neighborhood (anonymously). Generally, people who break laws know they are in violation and don’t care about you. Cops are paid to handle violators and neighbor troubles; and you can still remain on friendly terms with that disruptive/inconsiderate nuisance.
Rich Margittay July 18, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Brad: With reasonable people, this group technique (or a request from you) will likely work inRead More neighbor-problem cases. However, with sick individuals, the person may think about a reprisal against the complainant(s). IMO: Never let a sick (meaning: possibly sick in the head) neighbor or law-breaker know you dislike what he/she is doing. Otherwise, your troubles may become even worse. It is often healthy and wise to play it safe and let police handle law-violators/trouble in your neighborhood (anonymously). Generally, people who break laws know they are in violation and don’t care about you. Cops are paid to handle violators and neighbor troubles; and you can still remain on friendly terms with that disruptive/inconsiderate nuisance.
Leon Echols was sentenced to 75 to 150 years in prison for a crime that typically carried a sentence of 10 to 25. (Photo: Michigan Department of Corrections)
Scott Adams July 10, 2014 at 01:36 pm
I am in complete agreement with the U.S. Supreme Court and the Eighth Amendment: the punishmentRead More should fit the crime and Mr. Echoles committed the ultimate crime. 25 years in prison does not equate to "paid the price." He was also a convicted junkie. With a gun. Those wanting clemency really think he didn't know it was wrong to sell/do drugs and shoot people dead .....with a gun he illegally had? Let him do his "good works" right where he is. In prison. Flood our schools with reprints of this story....and our comments....maybe it'll deter young impressionables that acting as Mr. Echols did is inhumane and simply not forgivable.
JB July 11, 2014 at 07:13 am
He was 18 years old! Not to say that someone that young should not serve a lengthy sentence forRead More murder, but it is a proven fact that impulse control is not yet fully matured until 25 or older. We are not asking for clemency. Just that he be released after serving the full sentence (10-25, the norm for this type of case in Michigan) and they say he was a model citizen during his time in jail. That is all I have to say on this subject.
Scott Adams July 11, 2014 at 11:54 am
He was a convicted felon and he was carrying an unregistered weapon. "Impulse" isn't evenRead More part of this equation. He deserves to stay right where he is. One of the problems inherent in the last couple of generations that we've been raising ( a very hot topic among adults today) is they've been taught excuses are a way out of responsibility. And they've been taught by people like you, JB. I only hope that future families and educational systems bring back the teaching of responsibility as a top item in the nurturing of our young.
Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services, which has been providing meals to Michigan’s penal system since December, doesn't think the discovery of maggots near a food-service line and food poisoning reports are connected. (Patch file photo)
Sue Czarnecki July 1, 2014 at 11:29 am
Maggots even NEAR food to be consumed creeps me out. Think Gov. Snyder would stop by a grab a biteRead More at this prison?
Ruth Luce July 1, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Absolutely Sue! Maggots and fly larvae I believe are one and the same, and they call that a 'pest'Read More issue? Pests would be mosquitos! That is most certainly a health and sanitation issue, how long between cleanings in the food service area if you have maggots? I do believe Gov. Snyder needs to stop in for lunch!
K. Scott July 1, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Cancel the contract with Aramark period. Between smuggling drugs, sex with prisoners and now this?Read More come on! where is the accountability?
Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act Tuesday. It protects nursing mothers from being tossed out of businesses and other public places as they feed their babies. (Patch file photo)
Berkley Mom June 26, 2014 at 07:10 am
Joyla - you are exactly what is wrong with our society.
Diane Cliff June 26, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Most women who breast feed do not let it "all hang out." There are blankets and otherRead More coverups to allow modesty. Ms. Chimes, if you think feeding your child in a public restroom is ok, why don't you take your food in there and enjoy your meal? I would suggest if you see someone nursing their baby you just turn your eyes away and keep on walking.
cookiepro2 June 26, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Thank you Gov. Snyder and legislators, appears that breastfeeding mothers needed this protectionRead More from busybodies and know-it-alls. Between a howling infant and a mom nursing said infant, if I were on a bus, I know which I'd pick. Also agree with Diane Cliff, there are discrete ways to breastfeed, even more covered up than in this article's photo.
The panel of three 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges will hear arguments on five same-sex marriage appeals in four states, including Michigan, on Aug. 6.
Sue Czarnecki June 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Finally - let's undo the Engler-backed discrimination.
Jay Charles June 27, 2014 at 04:23 pm
While Engler backed the anti-gay marriage amendment to the Michigan Constitution, the idea wasRead More actually developed by Karl Rove as a means of getting conservatives who were somewhat disenchanted with George W. Bush out to vote ensuring a re-election victory for him in 2004.
Jay Charles June 27, 2014 at 04:25 pm
The 10th Circuit just upheld the District Court's ruling that Utah's anti-gay marriage law wasRead More unconstitutional. I expect the same ruling from the 6th Circuit.
Delegates of the Presbyterian Church approved a major policy shift allowing its clergy to marry same-sex couples. The policy still needs final approval from the Church’s 72 Presbyteries. (Patch file photo)
Patricia Kirschling June 21, 2014 at 11:23 pm
"Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit toRead More homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God's Kingdom." 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 The Bible's view on homosexuality is more important than any human opinion, because it gives us the thoughts of mankind's Creator. The Presbyterian Church must not care how our Creator feels about this. That's why I became one of Jehovah's Witnesses, they actually LIVE what the Bible teaches.
Glenn Harris June 24, 2014 at 10:14 am
Clarification is in order: there are several Presbyterian denominations, and it was only the PCUSARead More that came to this decision. For example, the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) and the OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church) do not endorse this. For the record, I am not Presbyterian (I'm Jewish), but I know what it feels like to be miscategorized and misjudged.
Robert June 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Why do any of their members even bother getting up and going to church on Sunday. This isRead More completely un-Biblical and sinful. Revelation is upon us.
A state audit that showed Michigan paid more than $60 million to convicted criminals over a 29-month period. (Patch file photo)
Elizabeth Clark June 18, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Insanity !@!
Joseph Borrajo June 18, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Greed is driven by our materialistic society. If there's a buck to be made, the corporate state willRead More corner the market. Building prisons is a growth industry that requires incarcerating a lot of people who have no business being in prison. P3
courtney frazer July 9, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Greed? Insanity? How about regular people simply working at a job. Once an individual has earned aRead More felony, do you realize how difficult it is for them to become gainfully employed? Do you also realize how very easy it is to earn a felony? DUI, (not just for drugs but alcohol too, folks), petty theft, multiple violations of certain vehicle codes, marijuana possession- all subject to the possibility of being a felony offense. I am sure each and every one of you has a friend or family member with a felony on their resume, whether you know it or not. Perhaps these "criminals" were collecting a paycheck for services rendered. Not collecting "improper payments". Where did it say these people had submitted falsified timesheets? Or stolen identities? Where exactly would you allow these people to work upon rehabilitation? Last time I checked, caregivers for the low-income portion of society were greatly needed. This is a job that can be grueling and heartbreaking or very rewarding and could be wonderful opportunity for someone down on their luck to learn humanity, humility and make a living at the same time. These people were employed by a social program created to keep low income elderly and disabled from "long-term and more expensive care". This article references 17 individuals with charges filed against them, (only 6 of whom were convicted), yet it fails to mention if those charged were felons. However, it DOES say "...3800 felons working in the homes of the disabled and the elderly." WORKING is the key word. The fact that they are gainfully employed probably means that they have done their time, paid their debt to society as deemed proper by a jury of their peers, (or the judge that day), and are now getting on with their lives- doing a selfless job that doesn't seem too high in demand. So, get down off of your high horses, use a little common sense, (not to mention have a little empathy), and read between the lines here....... "There but for the grace of God go I".
Sen. Gretchen Witmer, D-East Lansing, and Rep. Sarah Roberts, D-St. Clair Shores, are sponsoring legislation to repeal Michigan's so-called "rape insurance law." (Patch file photo)
K. Scott June 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm
MaryLynn, how many are you adopting? or are you going to start employing the 15 and 16 year olds?Read More Not to mention are you willing to go down South in Mississippi and tell some folks in the rural backwoods how it's wrong to have sex with their children? Because I have a friend who's job was to do this and if you don't think incest is going on today you are severally uninformed.
T as in Truth June 19, 2014 at 01:12 am
K. Scott - You are correct. These people want to "force women to obey" their own personalRead More moral code (or more likely the moral code that some extremist religion gave them). Once they "force women to obey" and the baby comes out, the false caring for that life ends and the mother (or society) is left to deal with the consequences created by the anti choicers. They truly don't give a rats back side about the baby as evidenced by all the children waiting/wanting to be adopted.
T as in Truth June 19, 2014 at 04:21 am
K.Scott-You are correct.These people want to "force women to obey" their own personalRead More moral code (or more likely the moral code that some extremist religion gave them). Once they "force women to obey" and the baby comes out, the false caring for that life ends and the mother (or society) is left to deal with the consequences created by the anti choicers. They truly don't give a rats back side about the new born baby as evidenced by all the children waiting/wanting to be adopted.
Should libraries be added to the list of places where weapons should be prohibited? (Patch file photo)
Gregg T Jenkins June 18, 2014 at 03:01 pm
Keep deleting it. I'll keep posting the truth! The 2nd amendment says: "A well regulatedRead More Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Let's take a look at this. "A well regulated MILITIA, being necessary to the security of a free State," [Yes a free state needs a MILITARY to defend it's boarders.] "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" [Let's look at that line there. It outlines 2 rights here. To KEEP and BEAR arms To KEEP means to acquire, in most cases buy or to have handed down (by family.) And BEAR means to carry, and deploy as the need arises. That means we have the right to carry our guns openly or concealed, without restriction, and should the need become reality, to deploy said gun to the intended effect of ending the threat to your life and/or property (property being items and persons.) Not this is on a federal level. Your own state may have some extra stipulations regarding carry and deployment. If you think that only the police and military should be armed, and you think that the 2nd amendment was meant to signify that, you would be incorrect. Simply put, if that was the case, it would say "the right of the MILITIA to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This is worded this way because the PEOPLE had just gotten out of a 2 year war against a MILITIA! The 2nd amendment says the right of the PEOPLE not the MILITARY If you dont like guns, no one is forcing you to own one, or even to be around them. If you dont want them around you, when you see someone carrying one, leave. No one is forcing you to arm, you have no right to try to force anyone to disarm. You dont want to carry, that's perfectly fine. You dont have to if you dont want. but nowhere does it say that you can demand that I dont.]
Dan MacGregor June 18, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Three Things- -The article is not correct in saying any Concealed Pistol License Holder (CPL) canRead More carry in the no-carry locations. -The survey is confusing because answering "It should be illegal to openly carry a weapon in Michigan" is a separate issue from adding libraries to "gun-free" zones. -Although the library folks overreacted, responsible gun owners have a duty to not just obey the local and state laws, but to also respect the societal norms of where you're at. Libraries should not be gun-free zones, but Dads at children's parties should use better judgment. Carrying concealed in this instance is a much better choice in my opinion.
Kyle Dyson June 18, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Actually dan a person with a cpl is excempt from laws restricting carrying in gun free zones as longRead More as they open carry. A person with a cpl can open carry just about anywhere except a federal building and a few other places. Please refer to msp update 86. Why should my safety be jeopardized because you are uncomfortable
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Aug. 6 on the appeal of Michigan's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
K. Scott June 17, 2014 at 04:09 pm
So Supreme Court Justices are the homo lobby? Wow, someone has their pants in a wad and their noseRead More in everyone's bedroom.
Jay Charles June 19, 2014 at 02:40 pm
Read Judge Friedman's decision. The 6th Circuit is going to find it very difficult to overturn hisRead More decision that Michigan's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
Jay Charles June 25, 2014 at 01:41 pm
The 10th Circuit has upheld the ruling that Utah's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. InRead More Indiana, a federal district court judge struck down that state's ban prohibition on gay marriage.
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Elizabeth June 13, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Can you imagine if someone did something like this to any LGBT group?Read More https://www.americaneedsfatima.org/forms/WEB118
Scott Armstrong-Payer July 8, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Thank you Canton for giving a Thumbs Up to LGBT Equality. I am not lying when I say I don't reallyRead More understand the comments from Elizabeth and Dale but wouldn't it have been easier to simply say we can share the Love of Christ for all brothers and sisters? Anything that makes it easier for us to break down the walls that divide God's children makes me proud to be a follower of Christ. Thank you Lord for a wonderful time we live in when it becomes popular to love one another!
Love All July 8, 2014 at 11:31 pm
It's really ironic to see how those with all the power have turned themselves into theRead More "victims" here. They seem to forget that their own goal was to keep the LGBT community DOWN,, NOT wanting them to have equal rights and protections, NOT wanting them to speak out against the inherent inequality in our system. Why do they do this? The abhor gay men and women, they think of them as less than human, as perverts and worse when the exact opposite it true. Thank God the Constitution is the Law of our land, not the Bible. Those that disagree on both sides are free to do so,, but discrimination is NOT allowed under our Constitution. ALL men are created equal,, not just the ones that look like you and act like you.
If the legislature doesn't take up the road repair issue before the summer recess, another construction season may be lost. (Patch file photo)
Beverly June 6, 2014 at 06:47 am
POT FOR POTHOLES....Michigan should start selling pot to fund roads...I am 65 and wise
J. Michael Lenninger June 6, 2014 at 09:53 am
Do NOT raise gas taxes as the only solution. The law of unintended consequences means it willRead More negatively affect commerce and tourism. We don't need the potholes fixed - we need permanent solutions, ongoing fixes, and infrastructure replacement including sewer, water lines and underground utilities. A combination of fees, property tax increases and re-directing surplus to this $2 billion a year problem. This is a Chamber of Commerce issue as well. What do they recommend?
Robert June 6, 2014 at 08:39 pm
Before any new taxes are collected I want to know what the state is doing with the funds theyRead More already collect for road repairs. Dumping it into the general fund is not ethical.
A federal judge has ordered a juror who failed to show up in court in the final days of a drug kingpin's trial to explain his absence.
Bank2 June 5, 2014 at 11:58 am
Too bad they did not have the trial in Macomb County the judge would of let them off.
Scott Adams June 5, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Racer Boy: You gotta sharpen your reading skills. The absconders weren't Detroiters. Did you goRead More to Macomb County public schools?
Racer Boy June 5, 2014 at 04:06 pm
Detroit-based case. Technically only one of the three actually resided in Detroit. But I think youRead More can do the math on where they did their business. Judge Stephen J Murphy United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Room 235 Detroit, MI 48226
The new Warner Bros. "Batman v. Superman: The Dawn of Justice" movie will get up to $35 million in incentives from the Michigan Film Office under a state program. (Photo: Warner Bros.)
Robert June 4, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Tom, there is a major difference between a tax break and an actual "cash gift" which isRead More what the film industry gets. An oil company for example gets a tax break for keeping jobs and production in the USA. The film industry doesn't get a tax break, i.e. Lower rate to pay. They actually get a check cut to them form Michigan tax payers. This is absurd.
RON Ostrodamus June 4, 2014 at 09:22 pm
Before being deleted from the Royal Oak Patch two weeks before the last unopposed mayoral election IRead More posted that voters could express their discontent by writing in Batman. We will never know how many took me up on that, but we do know that clearly not enough did. Maybe our community is afraid of bats? We may never know the true answer, But if this is the case nationwide Superman will win hands (wings) down.
Lee Jacobsen June 6, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Superman is an orphan,and automatically garners sympathy. That , plus Royal oak is somewhat batty,Read More explains a lot. Regarding film credits, they are gifts in the pockets of the film makers, and the best way to come out ahead is to simply make a film. Easier said than done, but some of our films make it on the sci fi channel, and most, if not all , films use other folk's money anyway, might as well use some of Michigan' s as well..
Have your attitudes about same-sex marriage changed? Take our poll and tell us what you think in the comments. (Patch file photo)
Cpt Dano June 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm
I would not support it being called marriage. Civil union yes, marriage no.
Jay Charles June 2, 2014 at 06:36 pm
Federal judges in Oregon and Pennsylvania have added to those that have struck down laws banning gayRead More marriage. First, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled that Oregon’s same-sex marriage laws “discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without a rational relationship to any legitimate government interest”. Then, U.S. District Court Judge John Jones – who had been appointed by George W. Bush and endorsed by Dale's hero, then-Sen. Rick Santorum – struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage.
Jay Charles June 7, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Yesterday, a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that state's ban against same sex marriagesRead More unconstitutional. I believe that makes the 15th Federal Court to rule in favor of gay marriage and none against.
The Raise Michigan Coalition hasn't ruled out a court battle to put a ballot initiative to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour before voters in November. (Patch photo)
Dale Murrish May 29, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Will the public be any better informed on any issue after massive one-way advertising by specialRead More interest groups on both sides of the issue? Doubtful. We have a hard enough time choosing legislators to represent us. My method to evaluate ballot proposals is to ask Five Questions to evaluate the proposal, usually end up voting no. Here is my analysis of recent statewide ballot proposals which were rejected by Michigan voters. Spending on Proposal 6 was thirty to one ($31M to $800K) to preserve Mr. Maroun’s bridge monopoly (a bit lopsided.) http://troy.patch.com/groups/dale-murrishs-blog/p/bp--a-guide-to-ballot-proposals-4-5-6
T as in Truth May 30, 2014 at 12:27 am
Tom Thumb - You are exactly correct. An artificial wage increase will increase inflation, whichRead More pushes workers into higher income tax rates. We have me the enemy, and it is us!
Racer Boy June 1, 2014 at 07:55 am
Lets put this in perspective. All those currently collecting minimum wage actually represent justRead More 4.7% of the nation’s 75.3 million hourly-paid workers and 2.8% of all workers. If you work hard, develop skills and actually care about making something of yourself you aren't going to be in that 4.7% very long. If you want to cruise through, feed at the trough of the Federal Government, who loves to de-incentivize working, you will stay in that 4.7% world.
Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to immediately sign minimum wage legislation that thwarts a petition drive by the Raise Michigan Coalition to put the issue before voters in November.
K. Scott May 28, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Hey Dale, shut your yapper. You work for GM and you complain about abortions and all types ofRead More things, but you still take your paycheck from a company that covers up or doesn't care about customers dying. You are the epitome of hypocrisy.They did this as an end run around a petition drive that silenced the peoples vote and you support that hypocrisy. You are pathetic.
Racer Boy May 29, 2014 at 05:30 am
Cheryl- You obviously have never been in France or know anything about the country. SuccessfulRead More people here are leaving by the thousands to avoid the newest level of Government imposed taxation...now 75% for those that work hard to succeed. I am here doing work for my Detroit-based business which is amply taxed by our Federal Government so as to support the 50% of Americans who pay no Federal tax at all.
Dale Murrish May 29, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Will the public be any better informed on any issue after massive one-way advertising by specialRead More interest groups on both sides of the issue? Doubtful. We have a hard enough time choosing legislators to represent us. My method to evaluate ballot proposals is to ask Five Questions to evaluate the proposal, usually end up voting no. Here is my analysis of recent statewide ballot proposals which were rejected by Michigan voters. Spending on Proposal 6 was thirty to one ($31M to $800K) to preserve Mr. Maroun’s bridge monopoly (a bit lopsided.) http://troy.patch.com/groups/dale-murrishs-blog/p/bp--a-guide-to-ballot-proposals-4-5-6
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