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  •  AFAIK, both houses in MI created their own bills. (6+ / 0-)

    Both houses of the legislature will be shoring up their final drafts that they want to send along to Snyder to be signed into law.  It doesn't sound like there is any tactic or parliamentary procedure that can be done to stop these from being passed at this point...and it sure as hell doesn't sound like Snyder can be persuaded not to sign this shit into law, either.

    As this diary from a few days ago points out:

    [B]y late Thursday, the House had passed one of the three bills in a 58-52 vote and the Senate had passed two others—one for private-sector workers and one for public-sector workers—by votes of 22-16 and 22-4, respectively. [...]
    The bill that passed the House includes a $1-million appropriation. By making it an appropriations bill, the Republicans made it ineligible for repeal through a ballot initiative.
    So to answer your question, at a minimum, the House bill cannot be put up for ballot initiative by the citizens of Michigan.  The Repugs had this shit figured out well in advance before they brought it to the floor out of the blue, that's for sure.
    •  Thank you. (2+ / 0-)
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      AnnieJo, LordMike

      I was just introduced to this issue tonight, it seems to have crept up on me, but I've had an extremely busy week or so, I'm behind on the news.  Had not realized that this had cleared both houses in some form.

      You seem tuned into Michigan - why did the collective bargaining initiative fail so badly?  If it was going to fail badly, has there been any discussion of why it was put up at all?  Michigan has such a large Union share, I'm very surprised that this is happening there...

      Lot of strange forces at work here.

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:40:57 PM PST

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