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Even Michigan Republicans think its state government is too anti-gay

When majorities of Republican voters tell you to stop, it's time to stop.

Donald Trump is just a hair behind Scott Walker for first place in new Michigan poll

God bless Donald Trump. Every passing day, he brings more and more disrepute on the GOP presidential field and the entire Republican Party. But it's also increasingly hard for Republicans to disavow him since he's now started leaping to the top of primary polls. Show More Summary

Michigan Republicans move to block local sick leave and minimum wage laws

Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) One of the things Republicans like to do with control of state government is make sure that cities and towns don't pass any pesky laws improving conditions for workers. We can't have local government ruining all...Show More Summary

Michigan, out of ideas, might ask poor to pick up transportation tab

Michigan desperately needs more money for transportation. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder called the state’s roads and bridges "rotten" in his State of the State speech. Snyder and the legislature passed a gas tax hike (Michigan's rate is...Show More Summary

Schools That “Teach Homosexuality” Should Be Held Responsible For STDs, Lawmaker Says

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Meet Gary Glenn. He’s a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, Dr. Seuss fanatic, and advocate for all things antigay. The former head of the American Family Association’s Michigan chapter appears in a documentary...Show More Summary

Michigan Republicans want to raise taxes on the poor to pay for road repairs

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (center) Michigan Republicans want to raise taxes on low-income workers to pay for road repairs. Ending the state's Earned Income Tax Credit, a program Republicans helped create just under...Show More Summary

Listen to Michigan Congressman Sander Levin Tongue Lash Congressman and Chairman Paul Ryan

Michigan is pitifully gerrymandered due to state Republicans controlling the state legislature in 1990, 2000, and 2010 and controlling redistricting. Michigan sends fewer Democrats to The House than how the state votes which is 54+% Democrat in national elections. Democrat Congressman Sander Levin is one of those Congressmen. Listen to his response to Republican Congressman […]

Punishing the poor: Michigan adopts law to take away families’ food assistance if kids miss school

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Republican governor of Michigan signed a law this week that makes families of students who miss school ineligible for government benefits designed to combat child poverty and hunger. On Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder inked his support for the “Parental Responsibility Act,” which...

Michigan’s Republican Governor Has A Chance To Prove He Opposes Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Gov. Rick Snyder said he'd veto "religious freedom" legislation like Indiana's — this "license to discriminate" for adoption agencies is no different. The post Michigan’s Republican Governor Has A Chance To Prove He Opposes Anti-LGBT Discrimination appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Republicans Trashed Democracy IN Michigan. Now They Want To Trash IT In Your State, Too.

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Photos and reporting by Eduardo García Something is rotten in the state of Michigan. One city neglected to inform its residents that its water supply was laced with cancerous chemicals. Show More Summary

Michigan Welfare Bill Would Cut Benefits For Families With Truant Kids

Michigan welfare cuts could be coming soon state-wide to the families of truant schoolchildren. In a move pushed by the state’s Republican lawmakers, families with chronically truant kids could end up losing some of their benefits if...Show More Summary

Cruz apologizes for ill-timed Biden joke

He was addressing a group of Republicans in Michigan and cracked a joke about Vice President Biden. But by his own admission – and nearly immediate apology – Ted Cruz’s barb at the veep was ill-timed. Coming as it did just days after Biden’s son, Beaux, died from brain cancer.

Jeb Bush Plans Appeal to Groups Not in the Republican Fold

At two separate events in Michigan, Jeb Bush urged Republicans to deviate from traditional campaign events and try something new to attract voters.

Michigan smokers, drinkers paid twice as much in total taxes as its businesses did

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Michigan has found a way to make up for some of its budget shortfall after cutting corporate taxes to the bone—just tax people who smoke and drink more! Chad Livengood reports: Revenue from so-called...Show More Summary

Extreme Bill Would Override All Local Employment Laws, Including LGBT Protections

During a meeting of the Michigan House Committee on Commerce and Trade, Republican lawmakers sneakily introduced a substitute bill replacing HB 4052. The new legislation, sponsored by Rep. Earl Poleski (R), overrides all local ordinances governing employers’ relationships with their employees. Because of the way it would impose state control, opponents have dubbed it the […]

White House issues veto threat to trade currency measure

Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, want the Senate to vote on an amendment to the trade bill that would place prohibitions on currency manipulation into trade agreements.

Michigan GOP ‘exercise in reprioritization’ fixes roads by raising taxes only on the working poor

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter (R) announced this week that Republicans had put together a plan for Michigan road funding by raising part of the money on the backs of the working poor. “We have to determine what are the core functions of state government and let’s budget...

'Homosexuality is a Behavior' Says Disgusting Hate Group Billboard Campaign in Michigan: VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Faith 2 Action, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, Judicial Action Group, American Family Association of Pennsylvania and Conservative Republicans of Texas are among groups behind a campaign making itself known on billboards around Michigan in advance of the U.S. Supreme...

Rick Snyder Will Not Pursue A Presidential Bid

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Thursday that he will not pursue the Republican nomination for president, confirming earlier reports that he would not join the race. Snyder released a statement on his government website breaking the news. "I will focus my attention on continuing Michigan’s reinvention," Snyder said in the statement. Show More Summary

Michigan Gov. Snyder rules out Republican presidential run

(AP) — Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has ruled out running for president in 2016. Snyder has upped his out-of-state travel after allies formed a nonprofit fund to help him tell of Michigan's economic rebound, raising prospects of a potential campaign.

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