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Commentary: 'Lame duck' wrong time to push controversial legislation

December 11, 2012

Elizabeth Faue, Wayne State University history professor, is critical of the Michigan Legislature's efforts to push controversial bills, such as right-to-work, during its lame-duck session. In an op-ed, Faue suggests that the bill is now passing through the Legislature without public hearings, behind the locked doors of the Capitol, and that the open meetings law has been violated.