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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:41 PM

Oops: Michigan Republicans Have Passed a Right to Work Law that may be Impossible to Implement

Did Michigan Republicans even read the ALEC-Koch “Right-to-Work” legislation they just passed?

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Just as the Wisconsin law violated their state constitution, so it appears the Michigan law does the same, albeit for different reasons. In addition to the violation of the state constitution, just as in Wisconsin, we also have a lawsuit filed over the violation of the Michigan Open Meetings law. But to the constitutional issue…

Michigan Senate Democrats report, “The Michigan Constitution gives clear authority to the Civil Service Commission over conditions of employment for the state’s workforce. Experts have suggested today only a vote of the Civil Service Commission could enact Right to Work policies for state workers.”

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This is the sort of thing that happens when a national organization is writing your legislation for you. But one assumes that the big boys at ALEC did not count on the uber laziness of the Republicans. Surely they were meant to fine tune the bill to suit their state. But then, when you shove a bill through in a lameduck session and don’t hold it open for debate, these things tend to happen.

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http://www.politicususa.com/oops-michigan-republicans-passed-work-law-unimplementable.html

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ashling Dec 2012 OP
madashelltoo Dec 2012 #1
TlalocW Dec 2012 #2
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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:49 PM

1. If fact, this is good news

If the Civil Service Commission is of the repig's ilk . . .not.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:59 PM

2. Did the Wisconsin one get struck down then since it violated the state constitution?

Or did they just say, "Who the hell cares?"

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:15 AM

5. The same law that Governor Walker passed

in violation of Open Meetings laws and in violation of the state constitution was struck down by the courts in September. The millions wasted on passing legislation illegally and fighting it in courts speaks to the seriousness of Republicans when they talk about deficits.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:05 PM

3. As I said earlier in another thread

You can always count on the Republicans to double down on stupid.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:19 PM

4. They are their own worst enemies from saying stupid stuff to doing stupid stuff

Thank God they're stupid!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:19 AM

6. ALEC needs to include instructions with its stencils ... uh, "samples". nt

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