YOU helped get it out of Committee NOW lets get it passed!
Please e-mail/call your Senator asap and tell them to VOTE YES ON HB 4116
Contact Information for your Senator can be found HERE
In a nutshell:
- The bill would establish a review protocol by the attorney general for cross-boundary memorandums of agreement, before those agreements are entered into by state agencies
- Create a central repository for such memoranda in the Office of the Great Seal by June 30, 2012, that would be electronically accessible to the public via the Internet within one year.
This Bill is important because these Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) are legally binding, written documents entered into by officials in state government agencies with other parties with “uncertain statutory basis” or any central oversight, in a every increasing manner. Think of MOUs as a type of “shadow government.”
And in fact there is no way of knowing what public agencies have entered in what MOU because there is no current oversight or tracking method
In a May 26, 2011 Mackinac Center article….” For instance a May 12, 2008, “Memorandum of Understanding” between Michigan and the United Kingdom pledged that the state and the UK would “work jointly to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and increase climate-friendly commerce”.
And just lately Gov. Synder has entered into an interstate offshore wind energy MOU with the Obama Administration. In Great Britain where they have been used for years, a study by Global Warming Policy Foundation in London concludes that wind power is simply too expensive to be worth using.
Do you want to see these these miles long money pit behemoth eye sores marring
the natural beauty of our “Pure Michigan?”