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No action in '08 on toilet bill
LANSING - The legislative year ends with no action on House Bill 5064, a measure which would increase the number of portable toilets on construction sites, and require the nearby placement of hand sanitizers or washing stations. ..

They're 'willing to risk a worse global economic calamity in order to break a union'

By Robert Borosage
Campaign for America's Future

Do we become a nation that…no longer has a path to middle class prosperity?


MSU reels in $550M isotope beam facility

EAST LANSING- "This is a great day for science," said MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon. It was a pretty good day for Michigan State University and the building trades, too. ..

Dow Corning announces $1B expansion

HEMLOCK - Dow Corning's Hemlock Semiconductor Group announced Dec. 15 that it would invest up to $1 billion to expand polycrystalline production at its plant here, about 10 miles west of Saginaw. Construction will begin immediately. ..

Delta Dental's HQ becomes bigger, greener with expansion

OKEMOS - Smile. An $85 million expansion of the Delta Dental headquarters is moving along nicely. ..

Obama signals support for jobs proposal that any Hardhat would love

Road and bridge projects worked to put Americans to work during Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program in the 1930s - can the concept can work again 70 years later? ..