Muslim Man, Former Washtenaw County Employee,
wins $1.2 Million Verdict for Discrimination
A Detroit jury awarded 56 year old Ali Aboubaker $1.2 million in damages for his wrongful termination as a maintenance worker for Washtenaw County . . . more
County Board Passes Act 88 Millage, 8-1, and Taxpayers United Promises Lawsuit The County Board of Commissioners voted 8-1 (Dan Smith dissenting), to approve a property tax millage of .07 mills for economic development. This will exceed the constitutional limit set by the Headlee Amendment but the County’s Corporate Counsel claims it is legal because of a loophole that . . . more
Two bills to strengthen FOIA need your support
The Oversight Committee of the State House of Representatives are considering two bills that would strengthen the citizens right to freedom of information . . . more
The Board of Commissioners considers a proposal to support the repeal of the Michigan Stand Your Ground law and gun control legislation.
Should there be a hiring freeze at the County until the new retirement benefits go into effect in January?
The Secret Deal with the Public Employees’ Unions that will have your Grandchildren Paying for their Retirement
Should the County Borrow $352 million to Fund Pensions & Retiree Healthcare Benefits?
The state legislature passed a law to encourage governments to convert from defined benefit pension plans to defined contribution (401k) retirement accounts. That law
“The Washtenaw Watch Dogs booth at the Ann Arbor Art Fair, July 17-20, 2013.
We successfully recruited many new volunteers for the petition drive and made connections to other non-profit organizations who may help with the petition drive. Special thanks goes to Donald Salberg (pictured), Shawn Letwin, John Klink, Joseph Miriani, and Ken Warner who helped staff the booth.