SW Michigan

2:49 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Upton at White House as epi-pen bill signed into law

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Upton is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee where the bill originated
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Fred Upton was among a bipartisan group of leaders present at the White House Wednesday for the the signing of a bill that gives incentive to schools to maintain epi-pens, or epinephrine auto-injectors, in case of emergencies.
2:33 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

MEA defends actions related to union membership

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Union says it was enforcing its contracts with members
LANSING -- A group of teachers who have filed unfair labor practices claims against the Michigan Education Association alleging the union violated the state's right-to-work law did not abide by their union membership agreement, an MEA spokesman says.
11:26 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Michigan Secretary of State proposes new disclosure rules for campaign spending

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But state Senate moves quickly to limit requirements
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said her proposal -- to be implemented through a change in state administrative rules, rather than through an amendment to the Michigan Campaign Finance Act -- targets political ads that try to persuade voters about the worthiness or unworthiness of a candidate or proposal without actually using the words 'vote for' or 'elect.'
7:23 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Michigan among states with most projected political advertising next year

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Governor's race, open Senate seat and competitive House campaigns expected to attract large amounts of campaign spending
Political campaigns will spend billions of dollars on television ads in 2014 - but not in Ohio, Colorado and other states that got flooded during last year's presidential election. Arkansas and Michigan will draw the heaviest barrage of political advertising in the 2014 midterm elections, fueled by lots of competitive House races and statewide elections with vulnerable incumbents, according to an analysis by a broadcasters trade association.
7:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

State Senate committee looks into alleged "right to work" violations

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MEA officials were not at hearing, committee chairman said they would be invited to testify at future hearings
LANSING -- Teachers alleging the Michigan Education Association violated the state's right-to-work law by refusing to allow them to leave the union told their story to a new Senate panel Wednesday. The Senate Compliance and Accountability Committee, created last week, heard testimony from several of the plaintiffs in a suit filed by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy against the state's largest teachers' union.