Michigan legislature presented with bathroom bill

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State Sen. Tom Casperson - Photo from Wikipedia, credited to the Tom Casperson Campaign
Photo from Wikipedia, credited to the Tom Casperson Campaign
State Sen. Tom Casperson
Unable to fix and modernize infrastructure, gain consistent revenue from corporate taxes, or even to ensure clean drinking water for Flint residents, what's the Michigan legislature to do? Other than resign in disgrace?

How about distracting the public with non-issues?

Enter Republican state Sen. Tom Casperson, a Yooper legislator who's introduced Senate Bill No. 993. The bill would restrict the use of school bathrooms, among other facilities, to those with the conforming gender at birth. Casperson had spoken with Michigan Radio about the bill earlier this year.

That's right. In a state facing a sluggish economy, crumbling infrastructure, increasing inequality, child poverty, runaway prison contracting costs, and a hundred other serious problems, looks like we're going to be talking about which toilet people should use for the next few months.

Meanwhile, the state continues to go down the proverbial one.

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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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