Michigan Policast for Monday, August 5, 2019In this episode:
Michigan Policast for Monday, July 29, 2019
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We had some technical issues this week and our audio quality is a bit degraded during our chat. Our interview with Mike Murphy is not affected. We'll have it resolved next week.In this episode:
Michigan Policast for June 24, 2019
.@realDonaldTrump says he has #Michigan 'in the bag' because of #autoworkers. In fact, our companies have cut thousands of jobs under Trump ... he lined the pockets of rich execs and left the workers out to dry @darrincamilleri @uaw @MIHouseDemsClick To Tweet
“If you care about the future of the auto industry in Michigan, you shouldn’t vote for Donald Trump, since he clearly doesn’t work for you. Despite his promises to bring jobs back, factories have closed and Michiganders have suffered under his watch. He may be relaunching his reelection campaign tomorrow, but we know four more years of Donald Trump will be four more years of the same broken promises.” ~State Rep. Darrin Camilleri
The automaker's injection of money and jobs into the Motor City contrasts sharply with news from rival General Motors Co., which announced plans to shutter its Detroit-Hamtramck plant next year and plans to close four others in the U.S. and Canada. … The company also said Ram heavy duty pickup truck production will stay in Mexico, despite a previous announcement that it would move to a factory in Warren.
.@realdonaldtrump 's relationship to #autoindustry has been childish and incoherent, w/ giveaways that weren't going to be reciprocated, deals he got hoodwinked on, & impossible demands based on US election cycles. ~ @mattdebord @businessinsider @uaw Click To Tweet .@realdonaldtrump lied to #autoworkers and he lied to #Michigan ... Trump's tax scam actually incentivizes companies to move autoworker jobs overseas. @darrincamilleri @uaw @mihousedems Click To Tweet
Ohioans should now see that the emperor has no clothes, that his sound and fury signify nothing — or whatever literary cliché best captures the sad reality that a gigantic global corporation was somehow going to bend its business to the task of getting 51% of the Buckeye State to reelect the president. ~Matthew DeBord
Trump’s angry, blatantly untrue tweets and false promises about the @GM plant closures won’t do a thing to bring back jobs for thousands of autoworkers like Dnitra—the jobs he promised to save in the first place. pic.twitter.com/rYs2sttYnH
— CAP Action ?️? (@CAPAction) March 18, 2019
'The purpose of this petition drive is not only to protect babies with beating hearts in Michigan, it’s about far more than that,' ~Corey Shankleton @MIHeartbeatCoal @AyeVeeGee @mippadvocates @ppofmiClick To Tweet .@MIHeartbeatCoal claims that its petition drive is 'about far more than' protecting babies, and they don't tell you what that is. @christinebarry @ppofmi @mippadvocates #prochoice Click To Tweet
Michigan allows groups to propose legislation through the citizen initiative process. If the group gets enough petition signatures to put proposed legislation on the ballot, the state legislature can decide whether to approve it.
If it chooses not to, the issue goes to the public on the next general election ballot. If it does approve it, it becomes law and cannot be vetoed by the governor. This route offers far better prospects for Right to Life, given that Republicans still control both chambers of the legislature while Whitmer, a Democrat, occupies the governor’s office.
Michigan has a unique opportunity to bypass the Governor. Michigan law allows for what is called an Initiative Legislative Petition, simply put if 340,000 + valid signatures are gathered, then all that is required is a simple majority vote in the House and Senate for the bill to become law—completely bypassing the Governor! While collecting the signatures is a costly and challenging task, we believe with the help of churches and pro-life groups we can do it!
Michigan Heartbeat Coalition submits petition language to the Board of State Canvassers to protect unborn babies with beating hearts.
“The Heartbeat Bill is designed to be the arrow in the heart of Roe v. Wade,” said Corey Shankleton, President of Michigan Heartbeat Coalition. pic.twitter.com/T3YeWPbcPP
— Mark Cavitt (@MarkCavitt) May 21, 2019
We care for 43k patients in MI using Title X, and every day w/o that funding is $17k out of our budget. We are the largest provider of TitleX services in the state. There are 30 providers, we take on 70% of the patients. ~ @AyeVeeGee @ppofmi Click To Tweet
The administration and anti-abortion movement have celebrated the rules for blocking tens of millions of federal dollars to Planned Parenthood, which serves a large portion of the 4 million low-income patients receiving family planning and health services through the program. … For the first time in the Title X program's decades-long history, the new rules also allow funding to faith-based clinics opposing abortion and contraception and to promote “natural” family planning methods, including abstinence.
The four bills would:
Increase the corporate income tax by 2.5 percent, implement a flow-through parity tax of 4.25 percent and repeal the harmful retirement tax (House Bill 4781-RABHI)
Create a Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax (VMT) on trucks of the two heaviest classes, 26,000 pounds or more, at 6 cents per mile (House Bill 4779-GREIG)
Create a Rhode-Island style bridge toll program for trucks (House Bill 4780-HOADLEY)
Create the “Fixing Michigan Roads” fund, where the revenue generated from the corporate tax and VMT bills would be directed (House Bill 4782-SNELLER)
Lance Binoniemi is Vice President of Government Affairs, Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation AssociationNew infrastructure money passed now will go into effect October 1. We may be able to get some projects done but we've pretty much lost this construction season. ~@thinkMITA #FTDR #FixMIState @govwhitmer @mi_republicans @mihousedemsClick To Tweet A plan that is long term and sustainable allows our members to ramp-up their workforce and equipment purchases. We've proven this brings more competition and costs will go down. ~@thinkMITA #FTDR #FixMIState @govwhitmer @mi_republicans @mihousedemsClick To Tweet Once a road falls from good/fair to poor condition, you have to totally reconstruct that road. Every $1 invested in fixing a good/fair road saves $6-$14 in reconstruction costs. ~@thinkMITA #FTDR @govwhitmer @mi_republicans @mihousedemsClick To Tweet
What are you looking for in the upcoming Democratic debates?
Yesterday, we heard from 20 candidates at #WeDecide on where they stand on the issues we care about. NOW it's time to say #IDecide. Speak up now — pledge to use your voice and vote in 2020: https://t.co/3HNWJ7mfC5 pic.twitter.com/MpBw58jqhz
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) June 23, 2019
Michigan Policast for Monday, June 17, 2019
Today’s MDOT budget vote along party lines is a clear indication there is much more work to be done to #FTDR. Where’s the revenue? Michiganders deserve safe roads #DeadEndStreet #MiDeservesBetter pic.twitter.com/rNhBVvHEs4
— Rep Christine Greig (@ChrisGreigMI37) June 13, 2019
During my tenure as Attorney General, the department initiated three major investigations: Nassar, the Catholic Church and the Flint Water Crisis.
All three were staffed and conducted with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.
— Bill Schuette (@SchuetteOnDuty) June 13, 2019
— Senator Jim Ananich (@jimananich) June 15, 2019
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) June 16, 2019
Michigan Policast for Monday, June 10, 2019
Over the past few weeks, the Council has also voted to give 10 and 15 year Renaissance Zone tax credit extensions to the James Group International/OJ Land Development and 1208 Woodward, LLC, in exchange for a guarantee of —ELEVEN JOBS.
Five years since the beginning of the Flint water crisis and many folks still don’t have access to clean water. I traveled to Flint this weekend to send the message to folks in this community that on this campaign, and in my administration, we won’t forget them. pic.twitter.com/2DvfZ2wxHR
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 9, 2019
“Omaha Beach was the one that really took it bad, and I dare say we lost as many in the 3 or 4 hours as we had in the whole war so far.”
“I was liberated on the 18th of June… I was blessed to become a prisoner and come to the United States of America. My enemy was Hitler, I always had faith in the Americans and the British.”
Michigan Policast for Monday, June 3, 2019
— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) May 30, 2019
“There are people who are still reviewing [the Mueller report],” he said. “I've had people who, after I made my tweets said, ‘Boy, they'd better review it more carefully now and they hadn't really gone through it before.'” ~Justin Amash, CNN interview [referenced in Newsweek]
'If you continue to raise the bar on #impeachment, you're going to lower the bar on Presidential lawlessness. That's the problem.' ~Jon Meacham on Meet the PressClick To Tweet
“It's our job, our duty, and responsibility. Just like the Watergate class when they came in, they didn't run away from their responsibility and their duty.”@RashidaTlaib on impeachment. #Hardball pic.twitter.com/2w9pMivki2
— Hardball (@hardball) May 29, 2019
“Enbridge maintains that its Line 5 pipeline is safe, and given its druthers would probably prefer to keep the aging pipeline in place.” ~ Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) May 29, 2019