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  •  No (12+ / 0-)

    At least not the 2013-2014 legislature. I mean, could they? Yes. Will they? Absolutely not. The GOP will still control both houses. Even if they somehow got a bill through the House with a few GOP defectors siding with the Dems, it would be DOA in the Senate, where the GOP has a 2/3 majority. (The Senate wasn't up this year, only the House.) And they'd never get anywhere close to a veto-proof majority anyway.

    •  what about when they replace Snidley, the House (2+ / 0-)
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      and the Senate with Democrats? --which voters might want to well do once things go to pot under this law.

      Tomorrow they're going after public education, right?  

      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 09:55:29 AM PST

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      •  If they can pull that off, then yes. (2+ / 0-)
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        But it would have to be the trifecta: Snyder gone, plus picking up both chambers (or at least getting a tie in the Senate + a Dem governor). If the GOP still controlled either house the leadership would almost certainly prevent it from getting to the floor for a vote, even if some Rs were in favor.

        So yes, if they could pull off electing a Dem governor plus Dem majorities, then the legislature could repeal it. It's a very tall order, but it's possible.

        Personally, I like the idea of a citizen's initiative to replace the new law(s). If they (i.e., the anti-RTWFL folks) do that, and voters approve, then RTWFL becomes a dead issue unless the GOP can round up 3/4 majorities in both houses. I doubt even they can gerrymander THAT result.

        •  so there are ways....good do know--even if they (1+ / 0-)
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          are long shots.  

          I hope Gretchen Whitmer runs against this guy.

          If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

          by livjack on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:08:30 AM PST

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        •  Please proceed, Governor.... (0+ / 0-)

          The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honored and looked up to with reverent awe. It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, the man of science, into its paid wage laborers. - The Communist Manifesto

          by nolagrl on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 09:27:06 PM PST

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