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The Michigan Election Library (MeL) now provides a recroded presentation on the Michigan Online Resources for Educators (M.O.R.E.). You can find it in the “MeL” and “Teachers-M.O.R.E.” section (look to the left for the links) on http://mel.org/promotions.
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Deb Biggs Thomas, MA AMLS
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Lansing, MI 48909
According to the August 21, 1912 Detroit Free Press, women's rights advocate Rev. Ida C. Hultin of Boston addressed approximately 3000 Ford Motor Company workers at noon exhorting the need for women to receive the vote. It was one of many speeches given in the Detroit area by the suffragette.
Source : "Woman Talks Suffrage to Auto Workers at Ford Plant : Miss Ida C. Hultin Expounds Cause From Soap Box to Noon Hour Crowd. Many in Throng Ply Her With Questions House to House Canvass in Votes for Woman Campaign Has been Inaurgerated'. Detroit Free Press, August 21, 1912, p.3. For more information from yesteryear, consult the online Historical Detroit Free Press, 1858-1922 available at the Michigan State University Library.
Feds Send $750K To Help Repair Roads After Floods
The U.S. Department of Transportation is allocating $750,000 in emergency relief to the Michigan Department of Transportation to help cover the cost of repairing roads and bridges damaged in last week's flooding in metro Detroit.
Appeals Court Upholds Court Of Claims Move
Calling it an unusual move for the Legislature to place a trial court in its midst, the Court of Appeals on Wednesday said it still was not unconstitutional to move the Court of Claims to the appeals bench.
GOP Credentials Committee Rejects Most Challenges
The Michigan Republican Party's Credentials Committee rejected all but four of the challenges filed coming out of last week's county conventions to elect delegates to Saturday's state convention.
Survey: Enforceable, Reasonable Licensing More Important To Business Than Tax Code
A survey presented at the National Conference of State Legislatures determined that overall, small business owners felt reasonable, well-enforced licensing is a bigger issue than tax code due to the fact that their competitors who are not necessarily playing by the rules would have an unfair advantage.
Santana Starting Hispanic Caucus
With the Michigan House set to see a historic high in the number of members of Hispanic descent in the 2015-16 term, one of those likely members, Rep. Harvey Santana announced Wednesday that he is forming a Michigan Hispanic Legislative Caucus.
State To See 7 More Charters In September
There are 18 new charter schools scheduled to open this fall, the Michigan Association of Public School Academies announced Wednesday.
Officials Push For Storm Infrastructure
Storm sewers and other such infrastructure needs to be designed to handle heavier storms, state and local officials said Wednesday in the wake of storms that hit metro Detroit last week.
McCann Bills Aim To Prevent Dog Bites Before They Happen
Rep. Sean McCann introduced two bills last week that would put in place a system to designate a dog as "dangerous" with the intent of getting the owners more involved and preventing any future bites, saying the idea came from postal workers who had approached him on the issue.
Price: New Laws Decreasing Meth Ingredient Sales
Rep. Amanda Price said on Wednesday laws passed in the state have curbed meth ingredient sales throughout the state, according to the National Precursor Log Exchange.
State Approves $111M Loan, Deficit Plan For Detroit Schools
The Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board sided with Emergency Manager Jack Martin in approving a $111 million loan for Detroit Public Schools on Wednesday as Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan announced he had approved the district's deficit elimination plan.
HIV/AIDS Cases Increase Slightly In Updated Figures
The total number of new cases in Michigan of individuals with HIV or AIDS has increased slightly in 2013 from earlier reports, but was still one of the lowest numbers of new infections since the 1980s, according to updated figures released Wednesday by the Department of Community Health.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #53, Report 162, August 20, 2014. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library.
Jeffrey Selingo, an editor with the Chronicle of Higher Education, told a session of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Tuesday that higher education institutions need to become platforms for life-long learning.
He said colleges and universities face a changing future that will no longer be based on the traditional idea of a four-year, post-high school experience that prepares its graduates for a lifetime career.
He also said that information about the "outputs" of colleges -- the jobs graduates have gotten in specific fields and their salaries -- is now available and will alter the way a school's value is determined.
For the full article, see "Speaker: Face Of Higher Education Changing", Inside MIRS Today, August 20, 2014.
Other topics covered include:
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Health plans for state employees in Michigan are more generous compared to the average for state workers nationally, a new report shows.
Premiums are also lower, but employees whose plans cover just themselves pay a greater share of the premium cost than their counterparts nationally while employees who have dependents on their plans pay a smaller share than the average.
Those are some of the ways Michigan stands out in the first state-by-state comparison of public employee health plans conducted for the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
For the full article, see Maureen Groppe, "State employee health benefits more generous in Michigan", Lansing State Journal, August 20, 2014
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