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Outsourcing: A Look Back

A sea change is happening in America when it comes to outsourcing public services to private entities. Sixteen states have now introduced legislation that would keep taxpayers in control of their services by increasing transparency and accountability. This is a big deal. And as In the Public Interest take on a classic Facebook video shows, […]

Impasse Panel Fails to Recommend a Fair Deal for State Workers

FOR RELEASE: December 2, 2013 Administration claims State is improving but continues to ask State workers to sacrifice LANSING — Today, the Coalition of State Employee Unions (CSEU) criticized the impasse panel for failing to recognize past sacrifices of state workers and for not taking into account more current state revenue forecasts. “When Michigan’s economy […]

Report: The 2011 New Solutions for Michigan

Our goal is to strengthen the state of Michigan and its communities by providing a sustainable network of efficient and high quality public services. In the 2011 New Solutions for Michigan report we recommended: – Prioritizing front-line service delivery by reducing middle management – Pursing better value from contractors and consultants – Improving customer service […]

Employees expose ‘Pure Michigan Waste’ in state government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Coalition of State Employee Unions November 12, 2013 Employees expose ‘Pure Michigan Waste’ in state government Campaign highlights state employee ideas to improve state services and save taxpayer money LANSING — On Tuesday the Coalition of State Employee Unions (CSEU) launched its campaign to highlight areas where Michigan state government […]

Report: Pure Michigan Waste

Our goal is to strengthen the state of Michigan and its communities by providing a sustainable network of efficient and high quality public services. In the Pure Michigan Waste report we recommended: Prioritizing frontline service delivery by reducing middle management Pursing better value from contractors and consultants Improving customer service through collaboration between management and […]