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U.P. Power Co-op Not Pleased With Recent Announcement

While most Upper Peninsula utilities were pleased with Tuesday’s announcement that large electric rate hikes may not be coming after all, the Cloverland Electric Co-op was not one of them. The Co-op based in Dafter covers five counties on the eastern end of the U.P. (Chippewa, Mackinac, Schoolcraft, Delta and …

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Federal Judge Says Michigan Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

A federal judge in Detroit is ordering the state to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith called marriage a “fundamental right” Thursday in his opinion on the ruling. The 300 couples married last March after another judge struck down the Michigan ban on same-sex marriage, but …

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Prevailing Wage Law Repeal Proposed

A trio of Michigan House Republicans has wasted no time in pushing for a complete repeal of Michigan’s prevailing wage law. The law, which has been criticized by conservatives for decades, requires hourly pay on government construction projects to be based on the prevailing wage in a given area. The …

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