The state Senate this week passed most of the bills contained in a legislative package that would create an expensive new government bureaucracy to fund pay-to-play public school services and extracurricular fees through parent savings plans.
In advocating for the return of members’ money in the 3% case, lawyers from MEA and AFT Michigan have filed a motion to disqualify new Justice Elizabeth Clement from ruling on the case heard by the Michigan Supreme Court earlier this month. Until recently, Clement served as Gov. Rick Snyder’s chief legal counsel.
EAST LANSING – The federal tax plans put forward by Republican leaders in Congress attack educators and threaten funding for public school students – which is why MEA President Paula Herbart urged Michigan’s Congressional delegation to oppose these dangerous proposals.
The tax plan that House Republicans hope to rush through Congress next week is a terrible deal for middle class families and students which will lead to cuts to public schools and overcrowded classrooms.
The Legislature is on recess until Tuesday, Nov. 28 for the hunting/Thanksgiving break, leaving Lansing without having taken further action on two bills MEA has been monitoring:
Hundreds of MEA members turned out for flashlight vigils across the state Tuesday night—on the eve of a state Supreme Court hearing in the 3 percent court case—to shine a light on the faces of those affected by the seven-year legal battle.
Yesterday evening, we received word that the State Senate would be considering a package of bills this week that would allow concealed weapons in gun-free zones like schools or churches.
The state Supreme Court this week issued notice that oral arguments will be heard in early November in the 3 percent retirement case that MEA has waged through seven years…