americans for prosperity http://michiganradio.org en Koch brothers' group tries to derail Detroit bankruptcy deal http://michiganradio.org/post/koch-brothers-group-tries-derail-detroit-bankruptcy-deal <p>Michigan lawmakers are debating a $200 million aid package for Detroit as the city moves through bankruptcy. Until now, state lawmakers haven’t been willing to help it with anything that could be called a “bailout.”</p><p>While Governor Rick Snyder supports the current deal, many of his fellow Republicans appear to be balking, especially after a threat of political retribution from the Koch Brothers political network.</p><p>Detroit officials have been doing lots of talking in Lansing for the past week, lobbying hard for the state aid package.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 15:58:34 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17713 at http://michiganradio.org Koch brothers' group tries to derail Detroit bankruptcy deal State Senate may vote next month on expanding Medicaid in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/state-senate-may-vote-next-month-expanding-medicaid-michigan <p>There could be a vote in the state Senate in late August on a bill to extend Medicaid health coverage to thousands of un-insured working poor people.</p><p></p><p>That’s despite Governor Rick Snyder’s call for a vote earlier than that.</p><p></p><p>The governor has said waiting until late August could jeopardize the state’s ability to get federal approval, and then sign up people in time for coverage to begin when the new federal healthcare law takes effect in January.</p><p></p><p>The state House has already passed its version of a Medicaid bill.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:36:09 +0000 Rick Pluta 13588 at http://michiganradio.org State Senate may vote next month on expanding Medicaid in Michigan Pro Right-to-Work group now targeting Governor's road plan http://michiganradio.org/post/pro-right-work-group-now-targeting-governors-road-plan <p>The conservative group that pushed for Michigan to become a Right-to-Work state wants Governor Snyder to drop his call for higher taxes to pay for repairing Michigan’s roads.</p><p></p><p>The governor wants the Legislature to approve higher gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees to raise more than a billion dollars to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads.</p><p></p><p>Scott Hagerstrom is the state director of Americans for Prosperity. He says Michigan shouldn’t be raising taxes.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:16:12 +0000 Steve Carmody 12145 at http://michiganradio.org Pro Right-to-Work group now targeting Governor's road plan