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  • Judge Rules That Detroit Bankruptcy Filing Is Unconstitutional

    07/19/2013 2:23:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/19/2013 | Josh Feldman
    A Michigan judge ruled today that Detroit filing for chapter 9 bankruptcy on Thursday was unconstitutional. Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said the filing must be withdrawn and that, according to the Detroit Free Press, the governor and city emergency manager “must take no further actions that threaten to diminish the pension benefits of City of Detroit retirees.”The reduction in those particular benefits is at issue here, due to a portion of the Michigan Constitution that reads [PDF]: “The accrued financial benefits of each pension plan and retirement system of the state and its political subdivisions shall be a...
  • Judge Rules That Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Unconstitutional, Ruling That It "Dishonors" Obama

    07/19/2013 2:04:04 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 149 replies
    What are you going to say? Nothin', that's what. What is there to say? This is just the socialists attempting to avoid the natural consequences of the monstrosity they have birthed and called "the New America."
  • Republicans say Democratic contractor ( Mark Grebner ) outsourced work on Nader petitions

    07/20/2004 7:35:55 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 5 replies · 531+ views
    AP ^ | 7-20-04 | Kathy Barks Hoffman
    Republicans say Democratic contractor outsourced work on Nader petitions By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN The Associated Press 7/20/2004, 7:24 p.m. ET LANSING, Mich. (AP) The state Republican Party on Tuesday said a contractor working for the Michigan Democratic Party is outsourcing work to India as he checks the validity of signatures putting presidential candidate Ralph Nader on the ballot. The accusation came on the same day that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry released new ads pledging his economic plan would begin by "putting an end to tax incentives that are encouraging American companies to ship jobs overseas." In Tuesday's salvo,...
  • 7 Ingham board seats unopposed (sad)

    05/27/2002 11:24:40 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 227+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 5-27-02 | Hugh Leach
    7 Ingham board seats unopposed Democrats likely to retain control of commission By Hugh Leach Lansing State Journal Republicans, who haven't controlled the Ingham County Board of Commissioners since 1972, aren't contesting seven seats in the Nov. 5 election. That gives Democrats a better chance of retaining control of the board, which will expand from 13 to 16 seats because of redistricting. The Democrats hope to push through pet issues such as a living wage requirement for companies working for the county. Historically, Republicans have fielded candidates in most, if not all, districts. "It took me by surprise," said County...