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    Effect of Right-To-Work in Michigan

    Carmine DiPiero

    The Right-To-Work (RTW) law that passed in Michigan last December was a very controversial piece of legislation, especially considering how pro-union Michigan is. It mandates that employers in both the public and private sector must not require employees to join union memberships or pay union dues as a condition of employment ...

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    Job Applicant Credit Privacy Act

    Jacquelyn Becker

    On March 2nd, 2012 MI State Representative Jon Switalski and fellow members of congress introduced HB4363: The Job Applicant Credit Privacy Act with the intention of providing an additional safeguard to applicants from being rejected for a job position solely due to their credit score, debt, history, or associated personal finances. ...

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    Unemployment Legislation

    Mattie Cook

    Senate Bill No. 806 was passed on December 16, 2011 after strong support in Michigan's Republican-led Senate. The purpose of the bill was to stabilize the state's unemployment trust fund, which has recently caused controversy after the state had to borrow $3.2 million from the federal government in order to cover ...

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    Increasing Poverty Levels in US

    Alicia Adamczyk

    While America is experiencing increasing poverty rates across the board, Michigan's ever-increasing rate seems especially detrimental. Michigan, with a poverty rate of 16.8 percent, is well above the national average of 15.1percent. The percentage of children in poverty in the state has increased to 23.5 percent. Detroit is experiencing a dramatically ...

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    Ford to Invest $850 Million for Michigan …

    Alyssa Firth

    After a the Michigan Economic Growth Authority's monthly meeting in October, Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced that Michigan companies will invest $2.1 billion in order to create 6,000 jobs. Ford Motor Company will be one of the biggest investors with $850 million, creating 1,200 jobs.

    The investment is in response to an ...

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    Unemployment Rate for Michigan Steadily …

    Alyssa Firth

    The unemployment rate in Michigan has dropped to 13 percent for September, it’s lowest since March 2009. The state’s unemployment rate a year ago was 14.4 percent. The national rate continues to be 9.6 percent. The rate for Southeast Michigan -Lapeer, Oakland, Wayne, Livingston, Macomb, and St. Clair Counties- is 13.9 percent, ...

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    Granholm Administration Found Guilty of …

    Alyssa Firth

    A planned three percent raise for specific non-union state workers that was supposed to take affect this month was denied, which the Michigan Association of Governmental Employees filed unfair labor practices with the State of Michigan Civil Service Commission in response.
    Judge William Hutchens ruled that Gov. Jennifer Granholm and ...

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    MEGA Credits Approved

    The Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) has recently approved over $9.8 million in tax credits for companies that plan to creat over 1025 jobs in the Metro Detroit area over the span of the next five years. Eight companies are included, three of which are just starting in Michigan and have ...

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    Debating Whether Michigan has the Right- …

    Alyssa Firth

    As of July 2010, Oakland County Sheriff and former Republican GOP nominee for governor Mike Bouchard has proposed Michigan become a Right-to-Work state for the second time in two years. The bill was first proposed in 2007 by Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk and this year's current sponsor Rep. Kim Meltzer. The bill was ...

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    4-Year Degrees for Community Colleges Pr …

    Cameron S. Mock

    House Bill 5533 and its tie-barred legislative companion, House Bill 4837, are bills currently proposed to the Michigan State Legislature that would allow community colleges in the state to grant baccalaureate degrees in nursing, cement technology, maritime technology, and culinary arts. Both bills would amend the Community College Act by ...

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    Cuts of Michigan Government Employees is …

    Joe Trocino

    Michigan’s $44.5 billion budget for this year will most likely mean job losses for many of the state’s employees. If this were true, mid-Michigan will see the largest loss of jobs; the state employs about 51,000 workers, with about 14,100 working in Ingham, Eaton, or Clinton County, with almost ...

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    Higher Education or Higher Taxes?

    Steve Mnich


    The states with the lowest business taxes attract the best companies, no? States with less government spending, regulation and unions have the best economies, right? Wrong on both accounts. In fact, a recent study by Michigan Future Inc. found that the best predictor of a state's prosperity is the proportion of ...

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    ‘Hire Michigan First’ While Hiring O …

    Steve Mnich

    The Michigan State Legislature has battled a package requiring companies receiving tax incentives or companies receiving state construction contracts to hire 100 percent Michigan workers. On the surface, the concept of hiring only Michigan workers to complete Michigan projects is common sense. With an unemployment rate reaching the teens and no ...

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    Ensuring Unemployment Insurance

    Steve Mnich

    Do well in high school, score well on the ACT, get into a credible college and apply for a stable job offering desirable benefits. Our parents have preached this path since we were old enough to sit behind the wheel of a car. This notion may change in the near future ...

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    The ‘Pros and Cons’ of Privatizing P …

    Steve Mnich

    The prison system and corporate America: a comparison made only when the Madoff's of the world peak media attention. In business however, when a new initiative or product is introduced and consumers fail to adopt the concept, executives are left with one option: eliminate the program. When McDonald's introduced tacos to ...

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    Tech Job Growth Lagging in Michigan

    Michael Raley

    A recent analysis of 2007 employment data by TechAmerica has bucked Michigan from its position in the top ten states for high-tech employment, the Detroit News reports. In its "Cyberstates 2009" report, Georgia managed to clench Michigan's former tenth spot as the state lost 174,800 tech jobs. According to ...

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    Michigan in Past and Present Recessions

    Michael Raley

    Currently, Michigan still sits dead last in unemployment, with 10.6 percent of its labor force unemployed as of the end of 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This exceeds the national rate as of December 2008 by 3.4 percentage points, and that of this past January by 3. ...

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    Impact of the Jobs Bank Program Closing

    Michael Raley

    As of this week, the jobs bank, a system allowing laid-off UAW members to continue to receive compensation, is no more at GM. The decision came last Wednesday, only two days after the official closure of Chrysler's jobs bank.

     

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    State of the Michigan Economy

    Shawn Gillingham

    Following the September 11 attacks on New York City, the American economy was  violently thrown into a period of uncertainty as previously stable and cheap oil from the  Middle East became an increasingly scarce resource.  Businesses shut their doors as  consumers stayed home and speculators artificially drove the price of commodities ...

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