The Morning Show Roving Microphone at the MPLP Breakfast
Credit IPPSR - Michigan State University
West Michigan guests recently attended the 15th annual Michigan Political Leadership Program Breakfast. The speakers were Governor Howard Dean and Political Strategist Ana Navarro. The Morning Show Roving Microphone was there.
A bill that would keep bids secret until the state government awards a contract is nearing final approval in Michigan's Legislature.
Supporters say the legislation up for a vote in the House this week would prevent firms from using the Freedom of Information Act to access the bid information of competitors in order to win a state contract.
Companies' trade secrets and other financial and propriety information would be fully exempt from disclosure.
Michigan Senate and House Democrats want to see all Michigan workers get paid sick leave.
They introduced legislation on Wednesday that would give workers one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked regardless of whether they are part-time or full-time.
State Rep. Stephanie Chang says a majority of Michigan citizens support paid sick leave. A 2016 study by the Michigan League for Public Policy shows that 44 percent of Michigan workers cannot take time off if they or a family member becomes ill.