Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Engage in Flagrant Acts of Citizenship

Call your representative:

Holly Hughes: (517) 373-3436
Senator Goeff Hansen 517-373-1635
Bill Huizenga (231) 722-8386

KENNETH MAHONEY (231) 894-8608
ALAN JAGER (231) 821-0368
I. JOHN SNIDER, II (231) 744-0449
JAMES DEREZINSKI (H) (231) 788-4849
MARVIN ENGLE (H) (231) 865-6116
LEWIS COLLINS (H) (231) 739-3200
SCOTT PLUMMER (H) (231) 709-8597
ANTHONY LONGMIRE (H) (231) 343-5420
RILLASTINE R. WILKINS (H) (231) 733-1581
BENJAMIN E. CROSS (H) (231) 366-4360
ROBERT SCOLNIK (H) (231) 798-2828


Sit on an "advisory board":

MUSKEGON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CITIZEN ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Described below are the various advisory boards and committees on which the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners makes citizen appointments. At the end of this summary there is a link to the application form which you can download. The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for citizen appointments to the following:
Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee - 2 slots restaurant/catering, 1 slot-media
Community Corrections Advisory Board - 1 slot public defender
Muskegon County Building Authority - 1 slot
Solid Waste Planning - 3 slots public, 2 slots environmental, 4 slots solid waste management, 1 slot industrial, 1 slot planning, 1 slot city, 1 slot township
Please call 724-7139 if you need further information.

Get signatures for the petition.
Attend a city, township, county, school board etc. meeting and report on it.
Write a letter to The Chronicle or WL Beacon
Write a comment on a LTE in the Chronicle or Beacon.
Send a friend a link to the blogs and Facebook sites.

Mr commissioner, WHY?

Why does the county have to borrow to pay for the new $1 million computer upgrade?
Why aren't we puting away money for essential upgrades in advance?
Where did the money go?
http://co.muskegon.mi.us/clerk/06282011_board_minutes.pdf

KENNETH MAHONEY (231) 894-8608
ALAN JAGER (231) 821-0368
I. JOHN SNIDER, II (231) 744-0449
JAMES DEREZINSKI (H) (231) 788-4849
MARVIN ENGLE (H) (231) 865-6116
LEWIS COLLINS (H) (231) 739-3200
SCOTT PLUMMER (H) (231) 709-8597
ANTHONY LONGMIRE (H) (231) 343-5420
RILLASTINE R. WILKINS (H) (231) 733-1581
BENJAMIN E. CROSS (H) (231) 366-4360
ROBERT SCOLNIK (H) (231) 798-2828

Monday, July 4, 2011

New Transformers Flick Costs Each Michigan Taxpayer $1.36

New Transformers Flick Costs Each Michigan Taxpayer $1.36 [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"Since the tax credit is refundable and has little to do with the company’s tax liability, it is effectively a subsidy check from the state treasury. According to the Michigan Film Office press release, 'Transformers' received $6.1 million in refundable tax credits from the state"

Macomb County inmate suing Snyder, the state over pornography ban in prison

Report: Macomb County inmate suing Snyder, the state over pornography ban in prison MLive.com

The Ugliest Face of Unionism

The Ugliest Face of Unionism - 620 WTMJ - Milwaukee's Source for Local News and Weather
"the request set off a debate among the leaders of the Racine firefighters union.
The problem: Gorniak had recently invoked a little-used provision in his union contract and opted out of membership in the Wisconsin State Firefighters Association.
Members of the executive board of the Racine firefighters union ultimately decided not to support or march with his float."

Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job

Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job The Weekly Standard
"the “stimulus” has added or saved just under 2.4 million jobs — whether private or public — at a cost (to date) of $666 billion.
That’s a cost to taxpayers of $278,000 per job.

In other words, the government could simply have cut a $100,000 check to everyone whose employment was allegedly made possible by the “stimulus,” and taxpayers would have come out $427 billion ahead."

'I want to punch him in his head'

'I want to punch him in his head' - Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com
"Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to bed furious Thursday night after reviewing the governor’s line-item veto of the state budget.
He woke up Friday morning even angrier.
This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he said in an interview Friday.
“I wanted to punch him in his head
.”"

ah, the "civility" of a democrat leader....

Motorcyclist Killed While Riding Without Helmet to Protest New York Helmet Law

Motorcyclist Killed While Riding Without Helmet to Protest New York Helmet Law - FoxNews.com

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mich. Ban on Race in College Admissions Illegal

Mich. Ban on Race in College Admissions Illegal - FoxNews.com
"A federal appeals court on Friday struck down Michigan's ban on the consideration of race and gender in college admissions, saying it burdens minorities and violates the U.S. Constitution."

Friday, July 1, 2011

Officer investigated for speaking his mind on St. Pete crime

Officer investigated for speaking his mind on St. Pete crime wtsp.com
"That comment, made by Crisco the night of the robbery, was inadvertently relayed to his superior when Esposito was following up with SPPD.
The department then launched an investigation into 'disparaging comments against the city.'"

Muskegon County Public Works

Muskegon County Public Works
******************************* NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN***********************************
THE MUSKEGON COUNTY BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
WILL HOLD A PLANNING SESSION ON
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011, 1:00 P.M.,
IN ROOM 203 OF THE TRAINING CENTER,
133 E. APPLE AVENUE, MUSKEGON, MI 49442."

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