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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday December 29, 2019 ( 6 items )  

ACLU of Michigan Issues Statement on Abortion Rights
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 23 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan issued the following statement: The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is committed to protecting reproductive freedoms and rights, including equitable access to abortion. The petition drive signatures that Right to Life of Michigan collected and turned into the Michigan Secretary of State is a dangerous step toward a 2020 ballot initiative that would deny people access to safe health care and force doctors to   more

American Human Rights Council Is Deeply Troubled by President Trump's Conduct Regarding Late
DEARBORN, Michigan, Dec. 24 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: AHRC is deeply troubled, but not surprised, by President Trump's disrespect of the Dingell family. We understand that Mr. Trump is frustrated with the impeachment. However, we expect him to respect the process and let it run its course. Mr. Trump could have expressed himself without engaging in behavior unbecoming of the Presidency or even basic human decency. On the campaign trail in 2016, Mr.  more

Center for Auto Safety Calls on 7 Cities, 2 States to Prohibit Taxis With Unrepaired Recalls
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 -- The Center for Auto Safety issued the following news release: The Center for Auto Safety sent letters to the city governments of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Houston, New York City, and Los Angeles, and the state governments of Maryland and Michigan, urging regulators to bar taxis with unrepaired recalls from operating in their jurisdictions. These seven cities and Michigan and Maryland, which regulate Detroit and Baltimore's taxis, respectively, represent   more

Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis Journal Issues Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 -- Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a journal from the American Educational Research Association that says it features manuscripts of theoretical or practical interest to those engaged in educational evaluation or policy analysis, published research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Making the Cut: The Effectiveness of Teacher Screening and Hiring in the Los Angeles Unified School District * Matter of Time: Variations in High School  more

Mackinac Center Tracks Lawmakers' Missed Vote
MIDLAND, Michigan, Dec. 28 -- The Mackinac Center for Public Policy issued the following news release: * * * - Just 768 roll call votes were missed in 2019 * * * Michigan's 38 senators and 110 state representatives set a record in 2019 by missing a combined 768 roll call votes according to the Missed Votes Report ( compiled by Jack McHugh, editor of In the previous year, legislators missed a combined total of 1,671 votes, dur  more

Popular Lunch and Learn Series Resumes in January at Weber Center
ADRIAN, Michigan, Dec. 28 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: As we begin a new year, make a resolution to learn more in a friendly environment. Weber Center resumes its popular Lunch and Learn series in January with a variety of topics to nurture your brain and your spirit. Lunch and Learn is held from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch. Beverages and drinks are provided. Upcoming topics are as follows: * "Oh, My Aching Feet!" - Monday, January 13, 2020. Dr. Chip Arbanas   more