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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I think this reeks of politics pretty heavily and we will be making our members very aware over who they vote for and what they stand for."

- Tom TYLUTKI, president of the Michigan Corrections Organization, in reaction to two significant Michigan Supreme Court decisions that went against organized labor.

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Supreme Ruling Clears Way For Public Right To Work
"Organized labor's arguably best chance to chip away at the state's Right to Work law for public employees was crushed today by a Michigan Supreme Court decision that upheld the Legislature's authority to relieve state employees who've opted out of a union from paying a mandatory "agency shop fee.""
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Public Employee Retirement Plan Upheld In Court
"A 2011 state law that required about 19,000 veteran state employees to choose between kicking in 4 percent of their income to keep their pension or move to a 401(k)-style retirement plan was ruled constitutional by a divided Supreme Court today."
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High Court Says Part Of State's Sentencing Guidelines Unconstitutional
"A portion of the state's sentencing guidelines are unconstitutional, a majority of the Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) said today, because it allows judges to find facts that can be used to compel an increase to a person's mandatory minimum sentence."
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Lake Erie Toxic Algae Bloom Predicted To Be Worse Than '14
"The toxic microcystin produced by the blue-green algal bloom in Lake Erie that kept Toledo residents from drinking their public water supply for two days in 2014 is back."
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Shirkey Questions Need Of CON; Panel Reviews Appointee
"An advice and consent hearing on Gov. Rick SNYDER's recent appointment to the Certificate of Needs (CON) Commission led to questions by a key senator about the need of program."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I think this reeks of politics pretty heavily and we will be making our members very aware over who they vote for and what they stand for."

- Tom TYLUTKI, president of the Michigan Corrections Organization, in reaction to two significant Michigan Supreme Court decisions that went against organized labor.