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Date Posted: March 20 2015

Momentum rises in U.S. construction  Momentum in the U.S. construction industry has bounced around a bit in recent months, but the overall trend "continues to be positive, painting the picture...

Prevailing wage repeal legislation left simmering by state GOP

Date Posted: March 20 2015

LANSING - Lurking just beyond the horizon of the May 5 Proposal 1 special election for added road money is prevailing wage repeal - a subject which was front and...

Run the numbers and without Proposal 1 it's 'back to Square One' for Michigan roads

Date Posted: March 20 2015

LANSING - Passage of a one-cent sales tax increase would permanently render $1.2 billion more every year for road and bridge repairs in Michigan. Those are the basic numbers involving...

Trades make big concrete bed for FRIB's linear accelerator

Date Posted: March 20 2015

EAST LANSING - If you want to build a Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), you apparently need a pretty serious foundation. And that's just what Michigan's State University FRIB...

AFL-CIO chief to Dems: You have 'a problem, a big problem' – no message

Date Posted: March 6 2015

PHILADELPHIA (PAI) -- Barack Obama wasn't the only president who addressed the shrunken ranks of U.S. House Democrats when they retreated to Philadelphia late last month to lick their wounds...

Anti-union push in Michigan inspires GOP in other states

Date Posted: March 6 2015

In the last century Michigan led the nation toward wider acceptance of labor unions, higher wages and the concept of collective bargaining. Now, Michigan is leading the nation away from...

Bio-solid dryer plant to create new uses for region's sewage

Date Posted: March 6 2015

DETROIT - Under construction on the city's southwest side is the largest bio-solids dryer facility in North American. If you don't know what such a facility is or does, you're...

Gov. Walker sees union terrorists

Date Posted: March 6 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the GOP’s leading candidates for the presidential nomination, linked protesting union members in his home state with the ISIS terrorist group. "If I can...

Michigan's imperfect Proposal 1 deserves a 'yes' vote on May 5

Date Posted: March 6 2015

(By Tony Trupiano) In just over eight weeks the voters of Michigan will be asked to vote on the ballot question titled Proposal 1, or as it is commonly being...

News Briefs

Date Posted: March 6 2015

Obama rejects Keystone Pipeline WASHINGTON, D.C. - Construction of the Keystone Pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico was vetoed by President Obama on Feb. 25. The presidential action takes...

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