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Michigan Equal Pay Day focuses on pay imbalance
- April 04, 2017

The most commonly-reported statistic is that women are paid about 79 cents for every dollar a man makes in the USA, but things are a little more nuanced than that. It can't be explained away. Currently, women on average are paid 20 percent less than men in the United States, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity . (more...)
US tells companies not to overlook qualified Americans
- April 04, 2017

The Trump administration is beefing up enforcement of the H1-B visa program used by tech companies to bring high-skilled workers to the U.S. Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced legislation to revamp the H-1B program, and Trump reportedly is considering an executive order in the absence of congressional action. (more...)
Republicans 'Turn The Cannons On Each Other' In Week Of Public Feuding Republicans 'Turn The Cannons On Each Other' In Week Of Public Feuding
- April 02, 2017

The two top Democratic leaders in Congress - Sen. 'Give us the House and Senate, ' they got it in 2014. Indeed, during the campaign , Trump said "it will be so easy" to get rid of Obamacare. Some Republicans seemed emboldened by the White House's prodding. If it happens, it could mean a whole new world for the kinds of nominees to the highest court in the land, which had been one of the last remaining trusted institutions in the country, but has seen declines in recent years, following ... (more...)
Craft brewer bill to get Senate hearing Craft brewer bill to get Senate hearing
- April 02, 2017

The proliferation of craft breweries is also good for business, the brewers said. On July 1, MS craft breweries and beer enthusiasts will celebrate the passing of House Bill 1322, which will "authorize small craft breweries to sell light wine or beer they produce on the premises of the brewery". (more...)
Senate to vote April 7 on US Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch
- March 30, 2017

President Clinton, President Obama consulted Republicans before they nominated someone. "If the Democrats know that Mitch is ready to vote the nuclear option, they have no desire to not filibuster, right?" To avoid the nuclear option, eight Democrats would have to vote for Gorsuch , or McConnell would have to back down. (more...)
Census Bureau says Shawnee County has more people going than coming Census Bureau says Shawnee County has more people going than coming
- March 24, 2017

Census estimates released today. The population has declined all one year since 1997. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said to reduce suburban sprawl, "we have to increase the number of amenities that are available to the residents" and bring together people in building up communities and neighborhoods in cities. (more...)