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> STATE OF MICHIGAN BUDGET SHUTDOWN, THE SHYT IS HITTING THE FAN!


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Posted: Sep 28 2007, 05:01 PM
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COUNTDOWN 2 DAYS
School Count day for us started Wednesday...last school year in May the State took back 1800 bucks for every student...after giving money for each child.

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Granholm issues Monday layoff notices to 35,000 state workers
If state shuts down, just 17,000 would stay on job

September 28, 2007

By KATHLEEN GRAY and CHRIS CHRISTOFF

FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS

LANSING – About 35,000 state employees were issued layoff notices this afternoon in the event of a government shutdown Monday, while 17,000 will remain on the job.

Specific orders were issued by Gov. Jennifer Granholm to close state functions. But state prisons, some State Police patrols and those who investigate complaints of child abuse and foster care homes would remain on the job.

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Dozens of services would cease if Granholm and state lawmakers do not agree to a budget for the new fiscal year that starts Monday. Negotiations continued today over how to close a $1.75 billion deficit with tax increases and spending cuts.

Functions that would cease under a shutdown would be highway rest stops, draw bridges, lottery sales, state parks and road construction projects.

"We won't ignore our constitutional responsibility to protect the health and public safety of Michigan residents," said Liz Boyd, Granholm's spokeswoman.

Even though a Wayne County Circuit Court judge ruled today that Detroit's three casinos can stay open, Boyd said the governor believes the three facilities will have to close because no state regulators will be on site.

"We believe they're licensed by the state and can't remain opened," she said.

About 200 state troopers will remain on the job, but all the MSP posts will close.

Although the state Civil Service Commission deadlocked this morning on a rule change that would allow 20-day layoffs of state employees, which killed the rule change, Boyd said state employees will not get paid if they received a layoff notice. If someone sues, "We'll let the lawyers deal with that," said Boyd.

The news wasn't all bad, however. State lawmakers continued to negotiate throughout the day and were in recess into this evening. The leaders of the House and Senate also imposed a blackout on news to the media about the negotiations, which many saw as a sign that a deal was imminent.

In a statement, the governor said she is committed to proetecting the health and safety of Michigan residents during a shutdown.

"Seven months ago, I proposed a comprehensive solution that would have resolved the state's budget crisis through a combination of budget cuts, government reforms, and new revenue," Granholm said. "Since then, the Legislature has failed to agree on my solution or any other. Their failure to act has brought us to this day. They need to act with urgency on a balanced budget and send the bills to my desk."

The following is the text of the release from the governor's office:

Government shutdown details include, but are not limited to:

AGRICULTURE: All Department of Agriculture activities will stop during a government shutdown, except livestock vehicle inspections at the Mackinac Bridge, which are required to maintain the Upper Peninsula's Tuberculosis-free designation for cattle. During the shutdown, food safety inspections, recall effectiveness checks, gas pump inspections, animal disease monitoring, and migrant labor camp inspections will stop; agriculture export and cattle movement permits will not be issued; and horse racing will shutdown. Exports from Michigan to foreign countries would essentially cease should state government shut down. Commodities affected include dry beans, logs and lumber, nursery stock, grain, fruits, and vegetables.

THE COURTS: The Michigan Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals will continue to operate with a limited staff to handle emergency matters.

CIVIL RIGHTS: All Department of Civil Rights activities will stop during a government shutdown. Residents wishing to file a discrimination complaint will be able to leave a message at 1-800-482-3604 with the details of their complaint. For purposes of meeting the 180-day legal requirement, the message will constitute an official notice of the intention to file a complaint. Residents calling Civil Right's Crisis Response Hotline to report a hate crime or bias incident may also leave a message, although they are encouraged to contact local law enforcement for immediate assistance.

COMMUNITY HEALTH: A number of operations within the Department of Community Health will be maintained to ensure that the health of our citizens is protected. State mental health facilities will remain open with reduced staffing, though involuntary, non-court admissions will be suspended. Critical laboratory services will operate to ensure newborn screenings are completed in a timely manner, and threats of immediate harm can be addressed. Limited Medicaid support will be available to approve emergency medical prior-authorizations and review exception requests for medications and medical procedures. The DCH also will maintain the toll-free number to register nursing home complaints of a serious nature.

CORRECTIONS: Department of Corrections functions will continue as needed to protect the safety of Michigan citizens. The state's prisons, prison camps, and parole/probation monitoring will continue to operate, though at a reduced staffing level. Administrative operations outside of the prisons will shut down.

EDUCATION: All Department of Education operations will shut down, except for the Michigan School for the Deaf. If Department of Education employees have not returned to work by mid-October, the state school aid payment due on October 22 will not be made.

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: The Department of Environmental Quality will maintain only limited staff during the shutdown period to meet U.S. Department of Homeland Security air- monitoring requirements and process critical drinking water samples to address the most immediate public health concerns. All other department functions will shut down. This means no permits (air quality, surface water discharge, wetlands, dredging, etc.) will be processed and no environmental complaints will be received or investigated. The Pollution Emergency Alerting System will be operational, but the department will have extremely limited ability to respond to emergencies reported through that system.

HISTORY, ARTS & LIBRARIES: All Department of History, Arts and Libraries operations will shut down except security and emergency monitoring services at the Mackinac Island Airport and public areas. The Library of Michigan, the Michigan Historical Museum, and historic sites around Michigan will be closed. Mackinac Island paid admission sites will close and garbage and manure pick-up and road maintenance will cease.

HUMAN SERVICES: Critical Department of Human Services' operations will be maintained to protect the safety of children, families, and vulnerable adults. Most local offices will remain open with a small percentage of field staff on the job to respond to child protective services and adult protective services emergencies; make emergency foster care placements; and process emergency payments for evictions, lack of utilities, lack of food, etc. Cash assistance, food assistance, child day care, adoption subsidies, and foster care payments will continue, but no new applications will be processed (except for emergencies as described above). Child support payments received from non-custodial parents will be sent to families; and the state's juvenile justice facilities will operate and will be staffed to protect the safety of residents.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: A limited number of Department of Information Technology personnel will be needed to maintain state operating systems and to provide technical support for those services that will continue.

LABOR & ECONOMIC GROWTH: The majority of Department of Labor & Economic Growth operations will be shut down. Most of the unemployment insurance agencies will be closed, however, unemployment checks will continue to be processed and new applications can be made over the phone or via the Internet. In addition, the Michigan Career & Technical Institute in Plainwell and the Michigan Commission for the Blind Training Center in Kalamazoo will continue to provide education and training for disabled individuals.

LOTTERY & GAMING: Lottery sales will end at the close of business on September 30, 2007. Players will not be able to purchase or redeem winning tickets. Minimal staff will maintain drawings due to the advance sale of tickets. State gaming inspectors will be idled as well, forcing the state-licensed casinos in Detroit to close.

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET: A limited number of Department of Management and Budget personnel will maintain state-owned buildings.

MICHIGAN STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: The Michigan State Housing Development Authority will be closed during shutdown and all operations will stop.

MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS: The MVA State Finance and State Human Resource offices will be closed. The state's two veterans' homes in Grand Rapids and Marquette will continue operating with reduced staffing but will maintain the minimum staffing as required by law. The Youth Challenge Program will also remain operational but with minimum staff. Feeding and education will be provided by the Battle Creek Public Schools, an established partner of the Challenge Program. The state's 44 National Guard armories, six National Guard training sites, and National Guard administrative offices are federally funded and will remain open.

NATURAL RESOURCES: All DNR operations will be shut down, except a minimal crew to maintain the state's six fish hatcheries and a small contingent of forest firefighters needed to continue containment operations at the Sleeper Lakes fire in the Upper Peninsula and to respond to other fire emergencies. Shutdown will require that all state parks, recreation areas, DNR visitor centers and state forest campgrounds be closed, including day use areas. Citizens with camping reservations at a state park or recreation area during the duration of the shutdown will be eligible for a refund. The sale of hunting and fishing licenses may be delayed if technical problems with the state server prevent processing, and gated boat access sites will not be accessible. In addition, timber will not be marked for sale or sold. The archery deer season set to open on October 1 will proceed, however, deer check stations will not be operating.

SECRETARY OF STATE: Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has indicated that branch offices will be closed during the shutdown. Online or mail transactions will not be processed, as well.

STATE POLICE: The Michigan State Police will continue to protect Michigan citizens during shutdown. Though all MSP posts will be closed to the public, a limited number of troopers will be maintained to provide critical law enforcement services across the state. Administrative and specialized operations will be curtailed, resulting in the cessation of crime lab services, commercial vehicle enforcement, drug and criminal investigations, detective services, disaster assistance, and casino gaming oversight.

TRANSPORTATION: All road construction, routine maintenance, and administrative operations will stop. The state's rest areas will be closed. In addition, six of the state's lift bridges, in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations, will be locked in the up position, allowing only water traffic to pass. Those bridges are located in Manistee, Bay City, St Joseph, Port Huron and Detroit. The Mackinac Bridge, the International Bridge, and Blue Water Bridge will remain operational.

TREASURY: Department of Treasury operations, including student loan disbursements and financial aid payments, the Michigan Education Trust, and the Michigan Education Savings Plan programs would cease during a shutdown. Revenue sharing payments to local units of government will be delayed if the shutdown continues through mid-October. A limited number of staff would be maintained to process critical payments, including cash assistance, unemployment benefits, and debt service.


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Posted: Sep 28 2007, 05:04 PM
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Detroit casinos fight possible shutdown by state
9/27/2007, 7:19 p.m. EDT
By COREY WILLIAMS
The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Gaming Control Board ruled Thursday that it would have to suspend the operations of Detroit's three casinos if the state government partially shuts down when the budget expires next week.


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The general education fund was replaced by funding from the lottery and casinos (so they DON'T say)...both make trillions of dollars but the schools don't see it.

So, will I have a friggin job that pays come Monday?

I'm on the phone with a friend who is a state worker and they received an email not to come to work next week...this is not a layoff but a lock out!

All paychecks will be short.


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Posted: Sep 28 2007, 05:06 PM
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They are talking about NO FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAID, SECRETARY OF STATE, LICENSE PLATES, PRESCRIPTIONS, LIQOUR, CIGARETTES, EVERYTHING.

I ain't surprised because my Daddy has been telling for years that the State and the US were bankrupt...and with the Canadian dollar beating out the US token dollar last week the shyt is hitting the fan.

I have my silver bars so winkNEW.gif but....I don't have that many I was still stockpiling.


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Buy silver - good idea




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Posted: Sep 28 2007, 05:15 PM
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Bush admin has pissed away 750 billion dollars blowing up Iraq for profit.

Imagine what we could do with all the money these criminals waste.

We could feed the hungry, clothe the cold and provide free health care and free dental care to everyone.




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Posted: Sep 28 2007, 07:27 PM
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Pupp, can we get an audit on that 750 billion because according the troops...they are working with old jeeps, holey BDU's, old boots, and ripped chemical PPE....so ummmmm if the troops aren't getting the money for decent water rations then ummmmm...

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