Legislative Report for MAT
Judy Augenstein, Legislative Consultant
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.