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    Tag: Unfunded Mandates

    Divertere: Surrender Your Keys

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jun 14, 2011 at 10:33:26 AM EST
    Tags: Unfunded Mandates, City Ordinance #2740, What Is Your Elected Doing? (all tags)

    ~ Promoted because it matters here too ~

    Slippery slopes...

    (14 comments) Comments >>

    Monkey see. Monkey do.

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 11:33:09 AM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Virg Bernero, Michigan Constitution, Appalling ignorance of contents, Unfunded Mandates (all tags)

    In an unusual attempt to blurr and difference between two of the five candidates for Michigan Governor, republican candidate Rick Snyder took an amazing position today.

    {Details after the fold.}

    (1 comment, 186 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    A car in every garage! A chicken in every pot!

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Thu Sep 23, 2010 at 03:00:34 PM EST
    Tags: Unfunded Mandates, Virg Bernero, Michigan Constitution, My isn't he generous! (all tags)

    Four weeks of paid vacation every year!

    Free this!

    Free that!

    Hey, do you want me to throw in a 72" DLP and PS3 to go with that as well?

    It amazes me when I hear the "promises" made by the various politicians.

    However, this one is a doozy, and illustrates again why this particular politician is not fit for the office that he seeks.

    {Details after the fold.}

    (6 comments, 400 words in story) Full Story

    Open Thread - Unfunded Mandates

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 10:33:33 PM EST
    Tags: Complete streets, Lansing, HB6151, Unfunded mandates (all tags)

    The Michigan house recently passed HB 6151.  Complete streets.  It requires a particular TOP DOWN approach to local roads and planning for streets and roads to make them "livable."

    If I read this correctly, its ONE way that the legislature would require local road commissions and municipalities to spend on things they might not otherwise.  It also will likely leave the funding mechanism to the local governments to handle as well.
    So rather that FIX certain roads, some will be left to fall apart because the repair or renovation will require more spent on the process than is available to the local government.

    This is my example..  Whats yours?  What is your favorite unfunded directive from Lansing?  In what ways are the Lansing critters bankrupting YOUR local government?

    (1 comment) Comments >>

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