State Representatives and Senators asked to Uphold MI Constitution

Hood Research is a Michigan non-profit Think Tank established to promote positive public policy, encourage business growth in the Black community and improve the economics within our neighborhoods. Hood Research members feel strongly concerning the Michigan legislature’ actions toward the Detroit Public Schools. The recently passed legislation is poor public policy is an affront to …

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If Snyder and Schuette violate the law, Should they be impeached?

 08/12/2012  Where as Public Act 4, The Emergency Manager Law has been suspended due to a citizen led petition drive seeking to have the voters over turn this law. Where as Public Act 72 was repealed per the laws of the state of Michigan with immediate effect in the month of March of 2011 when …

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Emergency Managers – GONE!

Michigan August 8, 2012 Michigan Public Act 4 (PA4), the unconstitutional dictator government law is officially suspended. A successful petition drive has placed a vote on the November ballot.  The governor, treasurer, state school board and others across the state seek ignore Michigan law to advance their own personal agendas. Michigan law, (MCL) 8.4 states 8.4 Effect …

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Follow The Money, No Statute of Limitations on Fraud

Our money is missing, we know who took it but we don’t know where it is. The Michigan Constitution governs our state. Our constitution is the highest legal authority and establishes our rule of law in our state. All actions by the state officers both elected, appointed and hired must follow the rule of law. …

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Why did Democrats Vote in Favor of Immediate Effect for Emergency Manager Laws?

Democratic Caucus Chair, Jimmy Womack, does not vote – Dodges Responsibility! Michigan   On February 23, the House of Representatives began voting on House Bill 4214 which would later become Public Act 4 of 2011. Republicans hold 63 seats out of 110. Democrats have the other 47 seats. The bill passed on a roll call …

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Are Government Vehicles used to Waste Time, Gas and Break the Rules?

  Personal use of cars and cars outside municipal limits hurts us all. Detroit, Michigan In the past two months, various government vehicles have been observed outside of their municipal boundaries. Several Detroit Police vehicles have been spotted on Telegraph in Redford Township. A Detroit Public Schools Police vehicle was also spotted in this area. …

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Michigan House Democrats Vote in Favor And give Immediate Effect for Public Act 4, 5, 6 and 7, Emergency Manager Law

Michigan   This is a correction. On May 2, a Press Release stated that Lawmakers were breaking the law. Further research shows that the Michigan Legislator addresses the constitutional requirements and is satisfied with only a voice vote not a roll call vote. How can we guarantee that our constitution is followed when the votes …

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Lawmakers Break the Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Emergency Manager Laws – Not in Effect   Michigan   Governor Snyder signed into law four public acts on March 16, 2011;   Public Acts 4, 5, 6 and 7 of 2011 all deal with the new emergency manager law under the innocent sounding title of “local government and school district fiscal …

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Removal of Item Pricing Law is Bad Business

The elimination of the Item Pricing Law would lead to a reduction in thousands of jobs. The projections can be from a high of 100,000 jobs to a conservative number of 60,000 jobs. This is based on the retail industry’s projections of the two billion dollars in cost caused by the regulation. This is a …

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Hood Research asks what is wrong with our bridges

It seems like every year our roads, bridges and freeways are under construction. Recently several were completely rebuilt. What used to seem like maintenance is not tear down and rebuild. In the 1990’s we were told how asphalt could cover our concrete and save us money. This too seems to no longer be the case. …

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