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  •  It should have to be crowdsourced (3+ / 0-)
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    winkk, Aquarius40, smartalek

    The legislature should have some gonads and raise taxes to pay for it if there truly is no money in the budget for it. Add a 5 cent surtax on newspaper subscriptions.

    •  Or... for the low low price of $19.95 (2+ / 0-)

      each that service is restored. Either way, this is a simple solution. Who ain't got $19.95? The state of Michigan is stupid. Simply offer the service for $19.95 /yr. and offer Gift Subscriptions. Done, done and done.

      •  I was thinking of the PBS/NPR model (1+ / 0-)
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        winkk

        Most of the funding for PBS and NPR comes from private donors and foundations.  The government contribution to it is a fairly small percentage (which is what made Rmoney®'s Big Bird Remarks so ludicrous in the first place).  NPR has a "sustainers" program where people contribute automatically every month (of course one-time contributions are always welcome, no matter how small).  I wouldn't be surprised if a single pledge drive raised the entire $52K in a week or less.

        I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

        by mojo11 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:27:12 AM PDT

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    •  that would mean doing something for somebody (2+ / 0-)
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      kimoconnor, Calamity Jean

      who isn't wealthy.  The MI legislature don't roll that way.

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:36:35 AM PDT

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