Rep. Kristy Pagan on the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling

LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the 3 percent of teacher pay illegally held back by the Snyder-Schuette administration must be refunded. The ruling follows an earlier decision declaring the law that allowed the hold to be unconstitutional. In response, state Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) issued the following statement:  “I applaud the…

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Americans United Applauds ACourt Ruling on Birth Control

A federal court in California issued an order temporarily blocking implementation of the Trump administration’s rules that allow employers and universities to cite religious or moral objections to restrict employees’ and students’ access to birth control. This is the second federal court to block the rules from going into effect. Americans United, which is litigating…

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Michigan Department of Civil Rights Weighs In On AG Opinion on Minimum Wage

Lansing, MI – “With the shortage of migrant farmworkers this past growing season, I am very concerned with the Attorney General’s Opinion concluding that Michigan’s minimum wage does not apply to certain small farm operations or their employees, reversing long-standing policy”, said Agustin Arbulu, Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. “We call on…

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Congress fails to protect dreamers

Washington, D.C. –  Congress passed a Continuing Resolution funding the government until January of 2018 thus avoiding a government shutdown. Republicans joined by some Democrats passed the last minute resolution without the DREAM Act or legislation that would provide protection to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Cesar Vargas, Esq. co-director of the…

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‘Victory for Right to Dissent’ as Six J20 Protesters Found Not Guilty on All Charges

  In a decision civil liberties groups applauded as “a tremendous victory for the right to dissent,” a jury returned not guilty verdicts for six Americans on trial for protesting President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017.   The group of protesters—which includes a nurse, a photojournalist, and a college student—could have faced decades…

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Extraditan a capo mexicano a Estados Unidos

  Mario Ramírez Treviño, el presunto ex líder del Cartel del Golfo de México también conocido como “Mario Pelón” y “X-20”, fue extraditado a los Estados Unidos desde México para enfrentar cargos de conspiración por drogas, anunció la Administración para el Control de Drogas de los Estados Unidos (DEA).   Ramirez-Trevino, hizo su comparecencia inicial…

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