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This Week in PM Blogging:

Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management

Not everyone is lauding the Plan of Adjustment that ended Detroit’s bankruptcy.

Apathy is a Dangerous Course

Last Tuesday’s election marked Michigan’s worst midterm voter turnout in 24 years.

Exclusive Inclusivity

LGB? Something is missing here…

Conservative legislators introduced a bill this week that would add language to the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act that leaves out the transgender community completely.

The Dismantling of Detroit

Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment bodes well for the financial elite but Detroit citizens are getting a raw deal.

TWIP Clips:

Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act Amendment

This week, an amendment to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act was introduced that doesn’t protect transgender people from discrimination. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which allows the use of religion to justify discrimination, was also introduced.

Progressive Reads

Michigan Advocates Push for Paid Sick Day Legislation

“Advocacy groups for low-wage earners held a news conference at the Michigan Capitol on Thursday. It was designed to be a launching point for the organizations to organize around the issue in the next two-year legislative session that starts in January.”

US, China Unveil Ambitious Climate Change Goals

“This is, in my view, the most important bilateral climate announcement ever.”

“I Could Krushchev You”: 9 Shocking Allegations From the Don Blankenship Indictment

“But the 43-page indictment tells a different story—in which Massey employees devised secret codes to thwart safety inspectors, and workers risked drowning while laboring in flooded mines that lacked even the minimum safety precautions.”


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