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Posted on 05.27.2016 Under Legislative

Legislative Report for MAT

Judy Augenstein, Legislative Consultant

May 2016

Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of energy emergency in Michigan this week to allow drivers transporting fuel to spend more hours on the road to ensure gasoline and diesel fuel is available across the state for the holiday weekend.  Executive Order 2016-10 is in response to a fuel pipeline in Wisconsin being shut down and an unplanned outage at the Marathon refinery in Detroit.
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Posted on 05.24.2016 Under Legislative

Legislative Report for MAT

Judy Augenstein, Legislative Consultant

May 2016

This week Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, announced the introduction of a constitutional amendment that would make it easier to fire state government workers.  The resolution, set to be introduced today, would make it easier for department directors to fire employees when their conduct “directly and negatively impacts the department’s ability to accomplish its statutory duties in a fair, timely, equitable and transparent view”.  Governor Rick Snyder was not able to fire certain people at the DEQ following the Flint water crisis because of Civil Service, so Cotter is trying to change the situation from happening again.
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