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Democrat Representatives Lisa Brown and Jim Ananich have each sponsored (with 27 Democratic co-sponsors) a portion and re-introduced the Michigan Trial Lawyer Enhancement Act (House Bills 4440 and 4650).
Every legislative cycle about this time Michigan Democrats attempt to take advantage of a largely hibernating voting public, sponsoring and passing legislation designed to pay off debts to big-time campaign donors and special interest friends.
It's the oldest trick in the book. You campaign as a populist, you tell the people its all about them and then as soon as they aren't looking you start funneling as many perks, favors and giant paydays as possible to your cronies, no matter how many Michigan jobs it'll kill.
We've talked about this issue before. We sounded the alert when the Dems tried to do their trial lawyer pals a solid in 2007. We sounded it again when they took another stab later that year. They tried it again in 2008 and we were there again in 2009. ( I Should note on this last, a technical ahem .. 'complication' truncated some great discussion ... sigh.)
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