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Tag: lottery (page 2)
Today the state starts looking at those poor disaffected lottery winners.
""If you're going to ... try to make me feel bad, you aren't going to do it. It ain't going to happen," he said."
NOTICE OF SCHEDULED MEETING
COMMITTEE: Senate Families, Seniors, and Human Services
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
SB 711 Sen. Moolenaar Gaming; lottery; lottery winners; require lottery bureau to share names with certain other state agencies.
SB 712 Sen. Green Human services; services or financial assistance; eligibility for public assistance; prohibit for certain lottery winners.
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Folks, if you would be so kind, look over Governor Snyder's MiDashboard for me. Somehow, in its claimed enhanced accountability of Lansing, I didn't see a button for this.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told an audience of Hispanic business leaders that the state doesn't need an immigration enforcement law like the one causing controversy in Arizona.
Well, there you go again. Divisive? Rick, we need to talk...
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I did something on Monday night that I have not done in probably close to two years; I went down to the corner bar, sat on a stool, and ordered a beer. That night I also did something for the first time in my entire life; I went down to the corner bar, sat on a stool, ordered a beer, and breathed smoke free air.
It has been over six weeks since Michigan's ban on smoking in most bars and restaurants took effect, and I have to admit it was nice sitting there without the smoke entering my lungs and permeating my clothing.
It was not so nice for the cook or the bartender, who can no longer smoke on the job, or for the business owner whose revenues are off about twenty percent since the ban started.
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Ok.. maybe that's the way our state would like to continue the dialogue.. With reform stalled in the Senate, the legislators have gone home to their districts. School pension reform could mean that a $118 cut per K-12 pupil would not happen for the 2011 school year. Per CapCon..
A K-12 school aid budget recently passed by the Michigan Senate would use the savings from this plan to maintain the current year's per-pupil funding for Michigan's school districts. But without pension reform, the Senate funding plan would require a $118 per student cut for fiscal 2011.
The stall however is in the Republican controlled senate, where an unholy alliance of certain republicans and the MEA has logjammed any forward progress.
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Just when you thought every ridiculous lawsuit had already been filed, along comes Luther D. McCaskill with his attorney, Tracie Gittleman.
Apparently, McCaskill came unglued when he learned that his children had not been selected in the lottery used to select the incoming 2009-10 kindergarten class at Highmeadow Common Campus Elementary School in the Farmington Public Schools. His claim, according to the Detroit News, is that the ballots were never shaken (or stirred, presumably), and that all selections were made "off the top" without reaching into the middle or the bottom.
McCaskill and Gittleman want the Oakland County Circuit Court to issue an injunction voiding the previous lottery and requiring the school district to have a do-over.
Let's all applaud this noble effort and ponder the lessons Mr. McCaskill and his lawyer are teaching the McCaskill children:
The court rightly threw that guy out on his ear, which is exactly what should happen with McCaskill. As for Ms. Gittleman, she should spend some time learning why attorneys are referred to as "counselors."
And oh yeah, I want the last lottery drawing done over!
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