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December 2014: Legislative Report

Bill Introductions and Status

Transportation Funding 

Michigan citizens have already waited too long for this legislature to take the lead and fix our roads. Last week the Senate stepped up and took a bipartisan lead acknowledging the problem cannot be fixed without generating new revenue, which Governor Snyder concurs. The Senate plan generates $1.2 Billion to fix our roads, improve our mass transit and create thousands of jobs. The Senate’s transportation package begins our road to recovery now, and does not wait until six years down the road, which the House bill will require. 

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President Karla Swift: Lansing, come together to fix our roads

It is very easy to look at the results of this month’s elections and say that our state is divided. The months of ads and attacks leading up to Election Day were a reminder of how vitriolic our politics are. Yet only a few weeks after voters went to the ballot box, we have a chance to come together on an issue we can all agree on: fixing our broken roads.

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Statement of Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift on Election Results

“Gary Peters bucked a trend, by standing up to the Koch Brothers and other outside special interests who tried to buy an election in Michigan. Gary won because he didn’t let dishonest attacks go unanswered – and because thousands of grassroots volunteers helped him carry a winning message all across the state.

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Statement of Michigan AFL CIO President Karla Swift On Election Results

For immediate release – November 4, 2014
Contact: Roger Kerson, 734.645.0535, roger@rkcommunications.net

The following statement is from Karla Swift, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO.

“Gary Peters bucked a trend, by standing up to the Koch Brothers and other outside special interests who tried to buy an election in Michigan. Gary won because he didn’t let dishonest attacks go unanswered – and because thousands of grassroots volunteers helped him carry a winning message all across the state.

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