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  •  what were the dynamics that ... (0+ / 0-)

    resulted in this happening in MI?

    "It's time for America to get REAL." -- Matt O. [http://thegreatsociety.blogsome.com/2006/04/26/its-time-for-america-to-get-real/]

    by billlaurelMD on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 02:49:41 PM PDT

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      There was an outcry for an increase which the 'publicans opposed vigorously. Then the petition drive started strong and we got a lot of sigs in a short time for free with all volunteers.  The 'publicans got nervous because they saw that we'd be able to get those people to the polls and maybe even wake up Detroit. At that point they put up a bill that actually increased it more, while putting some  restrictions on for farms and small businesses and kept out the dreaded COLA provision. Granholm signed it and then the petition drive stopped. Along with all enthusiasm about electoral politics in MI this cycle.  End result is devos by 8 pts. right now and a dead Democratic party.

      "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." Mark Twain

      by dougymi on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 03:30:46 PM PDT

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