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The Legislative Attack on our Children's Education
My kids had a fantastic education here in Midland. They were blessed to have excellent teachers, good class sizes, good resources and great options. They spent the day in classrooms where dedicated teachers, who had the resources they needed to do their jobs well, created an environment of learning. I want our kids – and the kids yet to be born - to have that same education, that same public education.
Things are not the same today. The Legislative attacks on our children's public education in Michigan must stop. The Legislature is undermining our teachers' day to day ability to instruct our kids in the classroom. In an unprecedented move, they paid the state subsidies for higher education from the School Aid Fund. That means $1 billion went to colleges and universities instead of to K-12 schools, a $300 loss of funding per student. On top of that, the $1.8 billion tax cut for businesses cost $500 per student, money desperately needed to adequately fund our schools, which, in turn, would benefit our businesses with a better trained workforce. After cutting per-pupil funding by $470 per pupil in the current year, next year's budget would return - at most - $120 per pupil to K-12 education, leaving school districts at a $350-per-pupil deficit. And some districts won't receive any funds to restore the $470. Midland Public Schools, for example, will have lost at least $5,500,00 in the 2011-2012 budget. (1)
Midland Daily News Article - Sept 2, 2012
War on women continues in 2012
I’m shocked. Appalled. Disgusted and disappointed. Is this 2012 or 1952?
On Sunday, Aug. 19, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, a candidate for Senator, was asked whether abortion should be allowed in the case of rape. Akin’s response was that it was his understanding from doctors that it's rare for someone to become pregnant from rape. He said, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down." In the year 2012, it is absolutely inexcusable that a candidate, man or woman, would say something as ignorant and cruel as this. There is no such thing as "legitimate" rape. Rape is rape, Mr. Akin....read full article
Midland Daily News Article - July 12, 2012
Brausch Discusses Issues at Midland Fundraiser
Many residents are frustrated with what they see in Lansing, including Joan Brausch. However, instead of standing on the sidelines, Brausch has decided to dive in with a run for the state House as a representative from the 98th District.
"I decided in November, after watching what was going on in Lansing, that I could sign another petition or I could be involved in another protest, which wasn't going to do a whole lot of good," said Brausch on Tuesday before 100 people at a fundraiser in Emerson Park...read full article
Press Release: 6/17/2012
Last week, the Republican majority presented a package of three bills to the State House, the Omnibus Abortion Restrictions: HB 5711, HB 5712 and HB 5713. They rushed them from Committee to the floor for a vote, without allowing one woman a chance to speak in committee. This action sparked protests in the Capitol.
Then, during discussion about the bills on the House floor, Representatives Lisa Brown of West Bloomfield and Barb Byrum of Onandaga dared to use medical terminology during their speeches. They paid the price...more