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Michigan governor cuts jobless benefits for 2012 - USATODAY.com

Michigan governor cuts jobless benefits for 2012 - USATODAY.com | Gov & Law - Tim Entgelmeier | Scoop.it
As Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers struggle to erase a looming $1.4-billion state deficit, another deficit nearly three times as large hangs over the head of Michigan employers.
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The Michigan governor has cut jobless benefits because of the amount of money they borrowed. Employers borrowed almost 4 billion dollars and somehow need to pay it off. It won't help the people that are out of a job because they can't get supported by the government like they used to.

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Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, March 26, 2014 9:41 AM

How and why?

Andrew Beighley's comment, April 28, 2014 3:38 PM
This is a good idea for michigan. The state is in very bad shape, so it's good that the governor wants to try to fix the debt problem in the state. I think that a lot of people in the country are on unemployment even if they can work, they just don't want to, so it's good that they are cutting unemployment benefits.
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Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States  Constitution | Gov & Law - Tim Entgelmeier | Scoop.it
Take Action:Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution #petition #petition2congress http://t.co/qQXk3jprXo Good Idea

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This scoop it is related to Gov & Law because this is a proposal to add an amendment to the United States Constitution. This would prevent Congress from retiring and getting exempt from the laws that are put into effect by them. 

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Alex Salazar's comment, February 15, 2014 4:13 PM
Wow, that is quite an allegation against the Government. Especially since it has no proof, and it does not cite anything to back it up. However, if this is true something should be done.
Michael Carl's comment, February 16, 2014 2:02 PM
There should not be an elite group of people that are exempt from the laws. The allegation is quite harsh, but if it is true, there should definitely be something to stop this kind of treatment.
Andrew Beighley's comment, April 28, 2014 3:42 PM
This would be good for the nation. It is stupid that people like Obama can make laws that don't work and everyone hates, but then they can make themselves except and not have to follow it.
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Illinois credit rating worst in the nation after downgrade

Illinois credit rating worst in the nation after downgrade | Gov & Law - Tim Entgelmeier | Scoop.it
- Illinois fell to the bottom of all 50 states in the rankings of a major credit ratings agency Friday following the failure of Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers to fix the state's hemorrhaging...

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For the state of Illinois, and for the taxpayers that live in Illinois, this is very bad news. Because they have the worst credit rating, they are estimated to pay $95 million dollars. This applies to Gov & Law obviously because it is dealing with the Government and taxes. 

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Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, March 26, 2014 9:41 AM

How and why?

Andrew Beighley's comment, April 28, 2014 3:39 PM
I think that reducing pensions will help with the credit rating of the state. They have debt problems, and while reducing pensions may seem bad now, it will pay off later.