College becomes a university.  June 1, 1959  Central Michigan College – strengthened by an enrollment of 4,456 students – is named Central Michigan University. CMU’s new name is confirmed by the state Legislature on Feb. 25, 1959, to be effective on June 1. Rep. Russell H. Strange Jr., class of 1956 – sponsor of the bill – and student body president Fred Mester are among those present on March 10, when Gov. G. Mennen Williams signs the bill.

College becomes a university. June 1, 1959 Central Michigan College – strengthened by an enrollment of 4,456 students – is named Central Michigan University. CMU’s new name is confirmed by the state Legislature on Feb. 25, 1959, to be effective on June 1. Rep. Russell H. Strange Jr., class of 1956 – sponsor of the bill – and student body president Fred Mester are among those present on March 10, when Gov. G. Mennen Williams signs the bill.

A great place to start your legislative history research.

A great place to start your legislative history research.

Postcards in protest against Constitutional Amendment to let Governors choose Senators for each State.  ALEC (sponsored by the Koch Bros & Exxon Mobile) is pushing for repeal of the 17th Amendment which established the popular election of US Senators – election by the People. Prior to that, Senators were selected by state legislature beholden to powerful industries and party bosses.  Note: Republicans control 32 of 50 state legislatures and 33 governors

Postcards in protest against Constitutional Amendment to let Governors choose Senators for each State. ALEC (sponsored by the Koch Bros & Exxon Mobile) is pushing for repeal of the 17th Amendment which established the popular election of US Senators – election by the People. Prior to that, Senators were selected by state legislature beholden to powerful industries and party bosses. Note: Republicans control 32 of 50 state legislatures and 33 governors

Foster Care Bill of Rights

Foster parent bill of rights, foster children bill of rights and the reasonable and prudent parenting standard are discussed along with how to provide the most normal life for children in foster care.

Charleston Voice: What Action has Your State Legislature taken to Reclaim Your State Sovereign Land from the Federal Government?

Charleston Voice: What Action has Your State Legislature taken to Reclaim Your State Sovereign Land from the Federal Government?

The NAACP warned people of color against traveling to Missouri after the state legislature passed the “Jim Crow Bill.”

The NAACP warned people of color against traveling to Missouri after the state legislature passed the “Jim Crow Bill.”

Bread New Mexico Blog: State Legislature Eliminates SNAP Supplement, Rais...

Bread New Mexico Blog: State Legislature Eliminates SNAP Supplement, Rais...

7/5/17 Maine's state legislature shot down a bill that would criminalize female genital mutilation  Eight women in Maine have been treated for complications related to female genital mutilation (FGM), including two minors, according to 2016 MaineCare records. Local FGM legislation has been introduced in states across the country, and in Maine it was presented by State Representative Heather…

7/5/17 Maine's state legislature shot down a bill that would criminalize female genital mutilation Eight women in Maine have been treated for complications related to female genital mutilation (FGM), including two minors, according to 2016 MaineCare records. Local FGM legislation has been introduced in states across the country, and in Maine it was presented by State Representative Heather…

John Oliver on state legislatures

John Oliver Is Outdoing The Daily Show and Colbert

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC - another sobering piece by JO. The only legislatures that are passing bills are ignored by the media, to say nothing of the asshats that are running unopposed.

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