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Michigan prevailing wage supporters allege misleading sales pitches in petition drive »

"LANSING, MI — Michigan prevailing wage supporters are accusing paid circulators of misleading the public about petitions seeking to repeal the 1965 law, a claim that a handful of sympathetic observers are vouching for."

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Embattled Rep. Cindy Gamrat to meet with constituents Sept. 8 in Fennville »

"State Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, is holding office hours in Fennville on Tuesday, Gamrat's first public meeting with constituents since she became embroiled in a sex scandal in early August."

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Report: 300,000 vets may have died waiting for VA care »

"Washington — More than 300,000 veterans may have died while waiting for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to process their applications for health care, according to a report by the VA’s Office of the Inspector General."

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UAW leader runs a tight ship »

"President Dennis Williams is leading the United Auto Workers much like the CEO of an automaker, from plumbing Wall Street insiders for their take on the industry to overhauling operations at the union’s Solidarity House headquarters in Detroit."

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Democratic reps: Release full Courser-Gamrat report »

"Lansing — The two Democratic members of a special House committee investigating embattled Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat are calling for the release of a full report of evidence that might be used to expel the freshmen Republican lawmakers."

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Our Editorial: NLRB ruling hits entrepreneurs »

"Last week, the National Labor Relations Board gave unions a big win — even by the Obama administration’s labor-friendly standards. While that’s good news for labor supporters, the so-called new joint employer rule could fundamentally harm a wide range of U.S. businesses.

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Renewables Just a Hood Ornament on Fossil Fuel Power System »

"General Electric Co. and the Environmental Protection Agency know better than most that renewable energy sources — which are the recipients of billions of dollars of taxpayer largesse in many forms — are in the end dependent on fossil fuels. In a document submitted to the EPA on June 25, 2012, GE urged the agency to keep this fossil fuel dependency in mind when considering emissions standards:"

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Lansing should raise energy efficiency and renewable energy standards »

"Families and businesses know it all too well: Michigan has the highest electricity costs in the Midwest. High electricity bills hamper investment and job creation, and mean families are spending more of their hard-earned money just to keep the lights on. Michigan’s energy policy is at a crossroads this year."

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Environmental groups see route to block Michigan highway expansion »

"As the Legislature grapples with how to fund $1.2 billion in road repairs, activist groups say they know how Michigan can easily trim costs on several major road projects."

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