Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Five For Fighting

Fifteen months into his new job as Ann Arbor's representative in Lansing, Jeff Irwin is suing his Republican colleagues over procedural tactics in the Michigan House. It's a case that has attracted national media attention, including coverage from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, and it's now playing out in the Michigan Court of Appeals. Irwin and five other Democratic lawmakers who are co-plaintiffs in the case argue House Republicans have repeatedly granted immediate effect to controversial bills that don't actually have the two-thirds majority support needed to take such action. Irwin sat down with me on Tuesday to talk about the case. Read the story.

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