Michigan Right to Work Protests and Vote Live (Bills pass House)(Unions turn violent)(Bills signed into law)
UPDATE: Both bills (for private and public sectors) passed the House.
5:45 p.m. Bills have been signed into law:
— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) December 11, 2012
— Kathy Gray (@michpoligal) December 11, 2012
— Kristen M. Daum (@kristendaum) December 11, 2012
Copies of the final bills as passed are here.
The protests are ongoing at the Michigan State Capitol over the Right to Work legislation, which is expected to obtain final legislative approval and possible signature by the Governor today.
Rep. Geiss: there will be repercussions “there will be blood”this undoes 100 years of labor relations #righttowork
— Lindsay Veremis (@LindsayVeremis) December 11, 2012
AFP tent torn down with women and children in it. Was punched in the face four times. RT and await the video.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) December 11, 2012
(Language Warning on videos below)
Republicans attempted to make the bill repeal-proof, attaching a $1 million appropriation on the measure for enforcing right to work. According to Michigan law, spending bills can’t be put on the ballot for the public to vote on.
CNN has live feeds of the legislative session. Unfortunately, it is not embeddable.
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I haven’t been able to find a reliable live video feed of the protests, but this feed sometimes shows the protesters, via Lansing Times-Herald [Feed now removed]
Maybe this one will work: [Feed now removed]