Month: February 2011

Hitching The Horse

It was the last opportunity to save what has become a part of the region and potentially stave off what I see as potential financial cataclysm. Some of Their (the board members and IT members who are working diligently towards…

Dutch Boy On The Boardman

Wetlands that have become an important part of our area’s biodiversity are threatened by economic reality, and a host of collaborative agreements that have but one desired result.  The removal of three dams that once upon a time generated clean…

The End Of Michigan’s Public Sector Unions?

Study: Michigan’s Public Employment Relations Act Should Be Overhauled or Eliminated ‘Collective bargaining for government workers is a privilege, not a right,’ says Mackinac Center labor analyst MIDLAND — A Michigan law that requires public-sector collective bargaining in local governments…

Clarification And Context

Today’s Record Eagle contained a ‘hit piece’ I knew was coming.  Front page news.  And with a bad picture of me. Titled Commissioner: Pedophilia linked to Homosexuality – Comments made during official business visit, the article relates my calling “homosexuality…

Dead Ponies

One of the toughest things for Republicans elected to positions that have, as a matter of course the spending of taxpayer money, is the ‘supporting business’ angle. Perhaps it could even be called a ‘supporting the economy’ paradigm. Business is…

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan

Reposted to multiple locations. No politician that I am aware, has elicited the kind of emotional fondness from both sides of the political spectrum as Ronald Reagan.  Often, the praise exhibited by those on the left is that which describes…

Michigan Legislative Tracker Feb 1 2011

Alrighty then! Common sense in allocating finite assistance, annexation rules changes, sign limitations.. bullying law, expansions of driver responsibility fees, unemployment modifications, and a contribution by state employee adjustment. And then even more. That is just a taste..  but one…