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Memo to the political class: Stop playing Santa Claus, and stop promising voters an endless bag of ‘goodies.’

Employees blasted Supervisor Jerry Alkema accusing him of being a tyrant and of racial, gender, and age discrimination. And there’s more; he’s also been accused of sexual inappropriateness in both his behavior and in his conversation in the presence of employees.

The cities in the study include: Battle Creek , Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Midland, Lansing, and Saginaw. The study reveals unwelcome news – the majority of Michigan’s local governments are in a financial hole.

Michigan Satanists have claimed their First Amendment right to showcase a creepy alternative holiday display on the State Capitol grounds. Fair enough. But isn’t it a bit tacky, to diminish other folks’ Christmas cheer, just to make a political point?

Why was a raise given, by the MSU Board of Trustees, for someone who apparently has not threatened to leave or asked for a higher salary? No one knows the answer.

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