February 6, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder unveiled a new state budget on Wednesday that would allocate state funds to be used to cover Detroit workers' pensions, currently the subject of controversy in the city's bankruptcy proceeding. The plan sets aside $17.5 million annually for 20 years from funds the ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for Michigan's Ingham County Circuit Court ruled Friday that Detroit's bankruptcy filing is "unconstitutional" and must be withdrawn. Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said that Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution, which bans any action that threatens to cut the ...[read more]
March 14, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
JURIST Guest Columnist Karla Swift of the Michigan State AFL-CIO argues that the "right to work" laws enacted by the Michigan Legislature in 2012 are unconstitutional and were enacted in violation of Michigan's Open Meeting Act...The Michigan State AFL-CIO is currently pursuing two separate ...[read more]
January 29, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder sent a letter to the Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court on Monday requesting an advisory opinion on the constitutionality of the state's right to work law. Under Article 3, Section 8 of the Michigan Constitution, the governor can request an advisory opinion ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The House of Representatives two bills on Tuesday, known as "Freedom to Work," that makes payment of union dues voluntary and limits workers' rights to strike and picket. The legislation was quickly signed into law by Michigan Governor Rick Synder. The bills address employees in both the public ...[read more]
July 4, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) on Tuesday vetoed several measures in a series of new legislation that included amendments to the state's election laws. Two of the vetoed bills would have required voters to produce photo identification for absentee voting and to confirm their citizenship before ...[read more]
January 6, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed a challenge to Michigan's new law prohibiting public employers from providing medical or other fringe benefits to their employees' domestic partners. Governor Rick Snyder signed the legislation last month. The ACLU claims the law ...[read more]
December 24, 2011
by Sung Un Kim
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Thursday signed into law a bill prohibiting public employers from providing medical or other fringe benefits to their employees' domestic partners. Snyder provided a signing statement noting that a new definition of public employer in the bill excludes university ...[read more]

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