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Midwest Memo: Fracking In Michigan, Walker’s Jobs Problem And Water Rules In Ohio

Emergency Managers on watch A group opposed to Michigan’s emergency manager law appears to have gotten enough signatures to put the law to a voter referendum. Jobs, jobs, jobs The Christian Science Monitor looks at one major obstacle for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker in his recall election: Over the last 12 months, Wisconsin lost more jobs … Continue reading

Midwest Memo: Mining Marijuana, A Gubernatorial Spat And To Export, Or Not To Export?

Underground marijuana farm The Detroit Free Press was granted “exclusive access” to a former mine in the Upper Peninsula where one company wants to grow enough medical marijuana to serve 131,000 Michigan residents. The marijuana would be grown a mile underground. Whose economy is better? The Chicago Sun-Times tries to settle a debate between Illinois Governor … Continue reading

Midwest Memo: Medicaid Cuts In Illinois, Job Losses In Wisconsin And Ohio Sues BP

A plan for Medicaid Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has a $2.7 billion plan to keep the state’s Medicaid program solvent. According to partner station WBEZ, the plan makes deep cuts in coverage and eligibility, and raises revenue by increasing the state’s cigarette tax. Losing jobs Wisconsin lost 4,300 jobs in March. That could have an effect one … Continue reading

Midwest Memo: Obama Stumps, Emanuel Delays And Michigan Teaches Online

Stumping President Obama was in the Midwest yesterday. He talked about job training in Ohio, according to partner station WCPN Ideastream. At a stop in Dearborn, Mich., the president emphasized the importance of “making things,” according to Michigan Radio. Delayed, not defeated Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to a six day delay on a vote for … Continue reading

Midwest Memo: Recall Race Ramps Up, Wage Gap Persists And Michigan Considers Less Oversight

Recall fight The Wall Street Journal reports that what started out as a fight over collective bargaining has grown into a “high-stakes, high-dollar referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker and central elements of his party’s fiscal agenda.” And a new poll shows Walker has a slim lead in the June recall race. Wage gap MLive … Continue reading

Midwest Memo: A Casino Gamble, Wisconsin Primary And Red Cross Workers On Strike

Taking a chance A group in Michigan wants to change the state’s constitution to allow more casino gambling. According to the Detroit Free Press, the group is proposing new casinos in eight locations, including downtown Detroit and Grand Rapids. Two politicians, two views of the economy Wisconsin primary voters head to the polls tomorrow. The … Continue reading

Midwest Memo: A CDO Settlement, Kasich’s Plans On Hold And Primary Day In Illinois

CDO woes no mo’ Five Wisconsin school districts have settled a lawsuit with an investment firm over the sale of collateralized debt obligations. The school districts say the firm sold them CDOs without disclosing the risks involved. The districts will get $22 million from the firm, according to the Wall Street Journal. And they won’t … Continue reading

The Recall Effort Gets The Attention, But Scott Walker May Be Facing A Criminal Investigation Too

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is in the middle of a contentious recall fight, which has made headlines around the country. But one story that hasn’t gotten as much attention is the ongoing criminal investigation involving a number of Scott Walker’s former staff members. The investigation is centered on Scott Walker’s time as Milwaukee’s county executive. … Continue reading