Michigan finishes dead last in educational progress

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Education, Failing States, Michigan, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Michigan is the only state to make zero progress in fourth and eighth grade math and reading test results between 2003 and 2013, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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Anti-discrimination amendment heats up Michigan Senate race

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Michigan, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

YouTube screenshot. Phil Bellfy, with the microphone, is seated next to Wayne Schmidt (at far end).

Phil Bellfy, Democrats’ state Senate candidate for the 37th District of Michigan, was asked during a public forum at North Central Michigan College whether he supported an update to the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, to include protecting sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Millions flow to four senate hopefuls after billionaires’ White House meeting

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Colorado, Economy, Energy and Environment, Iowa, Michigan, National, New Hampshire, News, Politics & Elections, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Tori Richards and Earl Glynn | Watchdog.org
One day after billionaire Tom Steyer welcomed the Democratic Party elite into his home for a $400,000 fundraiser, he was jetting cross-country to meet with fellow billionaire George Soros and a top Obama aide in the West Wing of the White House.
It was Feb. 20, and the two-hour [...]

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Proposals 1 and 2: Protect the wolves or make them game?

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Elections, Energy and Environment, Michigan, Regulations, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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This November, ballot proposals 14-1 and 14-2, referendums of Act 520 of 2012 and Act 21 of 2013 respectively, would make wolves a game species in Michigan.

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Unions take dues from more than 250,000 public workers

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, National, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, unions, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Public-sector unions took forced dues from more than 250,000 public employees in 2013, siphoning away taxpayer money to support the unions’ shared goal of bigger government.

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Highly paid government union boss screams for ‘solidarity,’ stronger unions

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Florida, Michigan, National, News, Ohio, unions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

March on Washington

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees President Lee Saunders, who was paid $350,058 last year, demanded union solidarity and raged against Big Labor’s critics in a Sept. 16 speech.

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