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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Lame duck session threatens workers

Date Posted: November 8 2002

LANSING - "Lame-duck" sessions of the legislature - the period after an early-November election but before the new lawmakers come into office in early January - are often unpredictable and...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: November 8 2002

Michigan to target 1099 cheats? Compared to other lines of work, construction companies are notorious for mis-labeling workers as independent contractors. Doing so allows the contractor to get out of...

Privatize Blue Cross? The idea has supporters - and bears watching

Date Posted: November 8 2002

LANSING - With the general election over (results weren't available at press time), state legislators are turning their attention to some pending business in the lame duck legislative session that...

As AG, Peters pledges to take building trades' case

Date Posted: October 25 2002

Gary Peters is an attorney, a two-term state senator, a financial advisor, and a U.S. Navy reservist. He has a wide range of experience, and now he wants to put...

Granholm's goal: taking this state back for the working families of Michigan

Date Posted: October 25 2002

It's an honor to be chosen as the lieutenant governor running mate for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Attorney General Jennifer Granholm. Her commitment to protecting our families and educating our children...

Hollowell wants to streamline election process, improve voter education

Date Posted: October 25 2002

Melvin J. "Butch" Hollowell has been endorsed by the Detroit and Michigan Building and Construction Trades Councils in his bid for Michigan Secretary of State. "I've visited 150 Secretary of...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: October 25 2002

IBEW's Stephens runs for U-M regent Greg Stepens, business manager of IBEW Local 252 in Ann Arbor, will be on the Nov. 5 statewide ballot as one of two democratic...

No. 1 priority: Good voter turnout on Nov. 5

Date Posted: October 25 2002

Other numbers reveal what's at stake in election The process of restoring balance to state government in 2002 will be a numbers game -and the stakes are high for Michigan's...

Time to bring building trades 'back to the table' in Michigan politics

Date Posted: October 25 2002

By Jennifer Granholm First and foremost, let me thank the building trades for endorsing my candidacy for governor. Your early and strong support for my campaign helped me win big...

Big footprint for new Saline High School

Date Posted: October 11 2002

SALINE - Numerous school districts across the state are weighing the challenges of growing student populations with their aging and cramped school buildings - and deciding that a major commitment...

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