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Jun 13 2012

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BREAKING! Today’s Action Alert

Michiganders,

Notice

I just got a call to let me know that
HB 4116 is going for a vote in the Senate TODAY!


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

HB 4116

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?”

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  1. Loral

    I don’t want windmills all over our beautiful land. They kill birds and achieve absolutely nothing. If they’d been good, we wouldn’t have stopped using them decades ago.

    I believe in Oversight in all phases of state and Federal government. We need to return to the Constitution and remember the government is “By the People, For the People”….. It hasn’t been that way for several years, but it can be that way again.

  1. I Want YOUR opinion! » Grassroots in Michigan

    [...] BACKGROUND: HB 4116 is the bill that addresses the lack of transparency of 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.” [...]

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