More Commentary on the Proposed RMGN Amendment

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(Remember, the views expressed at these links are not necessarily the views of Trying Liberty or the interns who blog here.  Thanks.)

Grand Rapids Pundit:  Grand Rapids Pundit also had a thing or two to say.

Greedy Capitalist: Greedy Capitalist writes a few paragraphs with its view of the situation.

Point of Law: Point of Law posted a follow up piece that simply notices how pervasive the RMGN powerpoint seems to be in the Michigan political blogosphere today.

Michigan Liberal: rich talks about how the proposed RMGN amendment is nothing like the reform it proposes to be.

Right Michigan: A bit of a rant, accompanied by a funny Youtube clip.

Mackinac Center: Mackinac Center Director of Labor Policy Paul Kersey thanks Jim Vote, the intern who discovered the powerpoint (and an ocassional blogger here at Trying Liberty) for his dedication and hard work.

Detroit News: Charlie Cain on the proposed Michigan Chamber of Commerce lawsuit against RMGN.

Detroit Free Press: Dawson Bell on the proposed Michigan Chamber of Commerce lawsuit against RMGN.

Michigan Liberal: Michigan Liberal devotes an entire section of Friday’s ‘Coffee Talk’ post to the Mackinac Center’s discovery.

Lansing State Journal: LSJ reporter Derek Wallbank characterizes the powerpoint as an “epic fail”.

MIGOP: MIGOP mentions in a link-list post (like this one, really) the opinion from the other part of the partisan game.

Political Debris: Bill Baker writes a brief introduction to the Charlie Cain article mentioned later in this post.

Taking Care of Business: A quick blurb announcing the Mackinac Center discovery.

Our Midland: Midland Daily News-based forum with a thread on the proposed RMGN amendment.

Detroit News: Another Kathy Barks Hoffman article on the RMGN powerpoint discovery by a Mackinac Center intern. Peter Luke writes a fairly long post about the discovery of the powerpoint, and how the proposal has been viewed by the Democratic Party prior to the Mackinac Center’s announcement.

American Courthouse: Dan Pero writes at American Courthouse and calls for action.

Point of Law: James R. Copland writes briefly with a slightly more legal analysis.

Detroit News: Charlie Cain comments on the discovery of the powerpoint, what it means, and how groups around the state, including the UAW 1-C and the MEA, have reacted.

Associated Press: Associated Press coverage of the news as it broke, by Kathy Barks Hoffman.  It is showing up on the,, Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, and Oakland Press websites, among others.

Detroit Free Press: Dawson Bell, Free Press Lansing Bureau, and his opinion on the matter.

Detroit Free Press: Ron Dzwonkowski wonders if the situation is “A partisan gotcha?”

Detroit Free Press: Stephen Henderson asks, “Does Anyone Play Fair?”

Mackinac Center: Official Mackinac Center commentary from President Lawrence Reed, Paul Kersey, Michael Jahr, as well as links to the original story from Trying Liberty and the powerpoint.  Mackinac is also tracking additional news stories.

The Frank Beckmann Show: WJR’s Frank Beckmann talking with the Mackinac Center’s Paul Kersey and Patrick Wright about the powerpoint and its significance.  The recording finishes with comments from Dianne Byrum, who spoke on the 16 Jul 2008 show. The ‘Michigan Legislative and Judicial Restructuring Initiative (2008)’ page on Ballotpedia mentions that a Mackinac Center intern “discovered a PowerPoint presentation.”

Jack McHugh’s post:  Jack has just been cross-posted at SFE (Students for a Free Economy), RightMichigan, and RedState.

Grand Rapids Libertarian:  loungedaddy at Grand Rapids Libertarian has some fairly pointed dialogue on the issue.

RightMichigan:  Nick at RightMichigan breaks down what he thinks are some of the more important ideas presented in the powerpoint describing the RMGN proposal.  It has been crossposted on colecurtis-colecurtis.

Yahoo!:  Yes, the discovery has made it to Yahoo! news.

(This post will probably be quite fluid in the next days and weeks.  Please continue to check back for additional links relating to Jim Vote’s discovery of the seemingly partisan nature of the proposed Reform Michigan Government Now constitutional amendment.)

More to Come…


3 thoughts on “More Commentary on the Proposed RMGN Amendment

  1. As of a few minutes ago, the RMGN’s Ballotpedia entry references the event. (For full disclosure– yeah, I made the edits.) Wherever you are and whatever your political principles, Ballotpedia is a very cool resource, so I encourage everybody to play around there.

    Rumor is that there will be additional WJR coverage tonight at 5:10 during the commute, so get your radio on 790.

  2. Pingback: Even More RMGN Commentary… « Trying Liberty

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