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Michigan Senate OKs ban on taxpayer-paid union release time (Detroit Free Press , Nov 27, 2018

Nov 28, 2018

Detroit Free Press Nov 27,2018

"LANSING — School districts and other public employers would have to stop providing taxpayer-funded leave time for employees to conduct union business under legislation that was narrowly approved Tuesday by the Republican-led Michigan Senate.

The bill, which passed 20-18 primarily along party lines, with seven Republicans opposed, was sent to the GOP-controlled House, where a committee planned to consider a similar measure later this week. The Senate vote was among the first in what will be a month-long "lame-duck" session — a last chance for lawmakers to approve legislation before Republican Gov. Rick Snyder makes way for the Democratic governor-elect, Gretchen Whitmer."  Cont. Reading