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  • Dems look to Obama to punish Michigan over labor vote

    12/07/2012 2:39:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 7, 2012 | Andrea Billups
    LANSING, Mich. — A top Michigan Democrat is looking to President Obama to deliver retribution to Republicans after the GOP-dominated state legislature approved a package of bills that could make this stronghold of union power the nation’s 24th right-to-work state as early as next week. Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, who on Thursday called the votes to approve the right-to-work measure “petty and vindictive politics,” sparked more backlash Friday when she said she wants the president, who is set to visit Detroit on a previously scheduled political trip on Monday, to push back on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder by holding...
  • Legislation would increase state liquor prices

    05/28/2003 10:04:31 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 1 replies · 385+ views
    AP/Mlive ^ | 5-28-03
    Legislation would increase state liquor prices The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan liquor drinkers could pay higher prices at the bar or party store under legislation aimed at improving fire protection in certain cities. State Rep. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, plans to introduce legislation that would increase the state markup on liquor for the first time in 10 years, the Lansing State Journal reported Wednesday. The plan would raise the markup from 65 percent to 74 percent and generate about $12.1 million. The money would go to cities such as Lansing and East Lansing that have large numbers...