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Legislative Update: Transportation Funding Package

Transportation Funding Package After months of debate, the legislature passed a complex road funding proposal package that could provide $1.2 billion for repairing state roads. The proposal includes a May 2015 statewide ballot proposal that would raise the state sales tax from 6 to 7%. Proceeds from the legislative package would provide; $1.2 billion a …

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Labor Caucus Lame Duck Legislative Report

Bill Introductions and Status Transportation Funding  Michigan citizens have already waited too long for this legislature to take the lead and fix our roads. Last week the Senate stepped up and took a bipartisan lead acknowledging the problem cannot be fixed without generating new revenue, which Governor Snyder concurs. The Senate plan generates $1.2 Billion …

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President Karla Swift: Lansing, come together to fix our roads

It is very easy to look at the results of this month’s elections and say that our state is divided. The months of ads and attacks leading up to Election Day were a reminder of how vitriolic our politics are. Yet only a few weeks after voters went to the ballot box, we have a …

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Statement of Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Election Results

“Gary Peters bucked a trend, by standing up to the Koch Brothers and other outside special interests who tried to buy an election in Michigan. Gary won because he didn’t let dishonest attacks go unanswered – and because thousands of grassroots volunteers helped him carry a winning message all across the state. “We’re disappointed, of …

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VOTE TODAY!

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Today is Election Day and we only have a matter of hours to set Michigan’s course for the next four years. We can continue down Rick Snyder’s path — tax cuts for the wealthy, paid for by working families, retirees and kids in our public schools. Or we can elect Mark Schauer to lead Michigan …

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