Nov 10, 2008

Time running short on Michigan Legislative session

Time is running short for the Michigan Legislature to act on a number of bills before they die when the Legislature adjourns for the year on December 27.

All bills not signed into law before December 27 will die, and they must be reintroduced when the new Legislature goes into session on January 6. There are only five scheduled session days in the Lame Duck session before the legislature adjourns, with six tentative session days. This week the Legislature will meet on Wednesday and Thursday before it takes a two-week fall, or deer hunting, break before it comes back on December 2.

Among the Lame Duck priorities are reaching an agreement on expanding Cobo Hall in Detroit, getting an agreement for development of a light rail system along the Woodward Corridor in metro Detroit, completing action on promise zone legislation that will help communities allow residents to attend colleges free of tuition costs, addressing the surcharge on the Michigan Business Tax (MBT) and the workplace smoking ban.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm also wants action on proposals to try and reduce home foreclosures in the state, such a proposal that would allow for a 90-day freeze on foreclosures. In addition, action on the complex Blue Cross/Blue Shield individual market bills could be in the works.

Hundreds of hours of man-hours have been put into the package that was first passed out of the House way back in October 2007. The Senate approved its own version, and a conference committee to iron out the differences between the two bodies was just appointed in September. If the bills are not approved before the 27th the process begins anew. With 46 new members taking the oath of office in the House in January, there may be some incentive to get the bills done in Lame Duck.

The financial crisis could also have an effect on the situation. BC/BS has warned that it is facing a potential financial disaster if changes are not made to the state's individual coverage market.


Anonymous said...

The guy who runs this blog says in a direct quote to "call me a child molester" and, further, he has not denied the claim, nor has he offered any evidence that he is not one.

That's odd.

In fact, the evidence that proves he is a child molester is every bit as convincing as the evidence that he has supplied to support his direct allegations that the county Republican Party illegally campaigned against the Brighton school tax.

Guru's logic: If it could have happened, then it must have happened.

Communications guru said...

Come on, brett; you’re embarrassing yourself. I guess that’s why you’re posting anonymously.

Anonymous said... won't deny the claim. You've provided no proof to the contrary. Not even a link. Odd..

Anonymous said...

News says that his work in the Legislature is why he knows so much about child molestation.

Communications guru said...

I know the law, coward.

Anonymous said... less authority than you has said if it could have happened, that's as good a reason as any for saying it did happen.

Did you also learn about child pornography in the Legislature?

ka_Dargo_Hussein said...

Poor one but a few "like-minded" morons to visit his blog, and the occasional person who comes to laugh at the latest shit to fly out of his ass, must be very bored.

Perhaps, when Palin makes her debut on TNA wrestling (h/t, he'll have something positive to write about once again.

Winning team my ass.
I welcome your comments my ass.

Anonymous said...

Who is this Brett person? He isn't a child is he?

Communications guru said...

It’s you, you idiot. You don’t have to play stupid. Just be yourself.

Anonymous said...

So are you saying he was wrong to say you learned about child molesting in the Legislature? If that's wrong, then where did you learn about it?

ka_Dargo_Hussein said...

Nonnymouse = brett = dumber than a sack of hair

Anonymous said...

Guru continues to be a liar. He claims he only takes down posts because they have certain words. But those words show up in posts that he leaves up. The ones he takes down are the ones that prove he is a liar.

Dargo...have you proved that you don't abuse cocaine?

Communications guru said...

For me to "continue to be a liar? You have to prove I lied, and that has not happened.

You are wrong again, troll. The words that I am talking about only show up before I warned you not to use them again. It would not be fair to go back retroactively because you had not been warmed. I only take the ones down with those two words that you have been warned about. I also gave you the option of reposting the comments minus those two words. You refuse to take me up on that offer because you just want to be able to claim I deleted your posts.

Anonymous said...

I didn't just claim you deleted my posts. You did delete them.

As for lies, too many to count.

But proof me wrong. Go to the authorities with you claim that Republicans violated campaign laws.

Or are you afraid to go near law enforcement types. Why would that be, I wonder?

Anonymous said...

Why don't you take your proof to the authorities? Afraid they would do a background check on you?

ka_Dargo_Hussein said...

Ewwwww...C.G. is scared now!

Nonny-mouse...aka...No linky-love Brett, continues to spout off his bullshit, yet refuses to allow opposing viewpoints on his fishwrapper...sorry, I meant blog.

What a fucking pussy.

Anonymous said... are a devastatingly-witty debater. Who dares try to stand up against someone as brilliant as you?

You and guru have at least one thing in can't make logical arguments so you resort to name-calling and vulgarities. You would do well at a fifth-grade playground....except authorities might not let either one of you near an elementary school playground.

Communications guru said...

Ditto for you, anonymous troll. If that was true, then why am I kicking your sorry ass?

Anonymous said...

Why are you playing with yourself? I just don't have the answer for questions like that.

Communications guru said...

Great comeback, troll. Classy with a K.