The Republicans need a "Never Cruz" movement.
It is only fair to give him a reality check.
It is only fair to give him a reality check.
|§ 51 Public health and general welfare.|
The public health and general welfare of the people of the state are hereby declared to be matters of primary public concern. The legislature shall pass suitable laws for the protection and promotion of the public health.
There is no question. The public health and general welfare should not be compromised in any way. The people come first, health and well being equates to habeous corpus. There is absolutely no doubt what is occurring in Flint, Michigan is unconstitutional.
§ 52 Natural resources; conservation, pollution, impairment, destruction.
The conservation and development of the natural resources of the state are hereby declared to be of paramount public concern in the interest of the health, safety and general welfare of the people. The legislature shall provide for the protection of the air, water and other natural resources of the state from pollution, impairment and destruction.
Fracking can be ended according to the Michigan state constitution. What else needs to be said.
The Michigan state constitution provides for every aspect of the protection of life.
§ 2 Principal departments.
All executive and administrative offices, agencies and instrumentalities of the executive branch of state government and their respective functions, powers and duties, except for the office of governor and lieutenant governor and the governing bodies of institutions of higher education provided for in this constitution, shall be allocated by law among and within not more than 20 principal departments. They shall be grouped as far as practicable according to major purposes.
Subsequent to the initial allocation, the governor may make changes in the organization of the executive branch or in the assignment of functions among its units which he considers necessary for efficient administration. Where these changes require the force of law, they shall be set forth in executive orders and submitted to the legislature. Thereafter the legislature shall have 60 calendar days of a regular session, or a full regular session if of shorter duration, to disapprove each executive order. Unless disapproved in both houses by a resolution concurred in by a majority of the members elected to and serving in each house, each order shall become effective at a date thereafter to be designated by the governor.
This is the article and section the governor cited in that executive order. I am wondering if any legislator challenges the executive orders after they have been signed. This is a really interesting constitutional law. It really does not give power to the governor to change aspects of constitutional provisions. The governor can write executive orders, but, they have to be submitted to the legislature. It is up to the legislature to disapprove of the executive order and vote it down. Snyder has a majority party in the legislature. I am sure not one executive order has come under scrutiny.
This is some of the executive order:
...conducive to business growth and job creation; and
WHEREAS, the core functions of regulatory reinvention, systematic process review, and strategic and performance excellence by state departments and agencies are inherently and inextricably linked; and
WHEREAS, the movement toward government excellence and transformation must be aligned with accountability and financial resources through a permanent linkage with the Office of Internal Audit and the State Budget Office;
He didn't include the definition of excellence, because, his performance and the leadership of his agencies are really lacking.
...C. OPT (Office Performance and Transformation) shall be responsible for continuous and systematic review and coordination of the state's regulatory, business, and customer service environments and processes as well as coordination and implementation of performance management metrics, service process optimization efforts, employee engagement programs and protocols, and change management and leadership education and training.
The OPT Executive Director is a hatchet man. Snyder can attach all the political superlatives he wants to the executive order, but, the guy is a hatchet man.
What bothers me is that the rainy day fund is within the Office of the Budget. This guy has carte blanc to effect it. He can write regulations. That level of organization is suppose to be exclusive to the Director and PROCESS including public comment. I don't know of a governing body that doesn't submit itself to public comment before writing regulations because changes in regulations effect the functioning of the state. This COT Executive Director can coordinate state regulations. I don't know of any other method to coordinate anything without writing new regulations.
In reading through this executive order, I don't know why the Office of Budget has a Director.
II. TRANSFER OF OFFICE OF REGULATORY REINVENTION
A. All authority, powers, duties, functions, responsibilities, and rulemaking authority vested in the Office of Regulatory Reinvention under Executive Order 2011-5 are transferred to OPT.
Snyder is reinventing the wheel when it comes to regulation in the State of Michigan. He has instilled a dictator.