Elizabeth DiNovella

<span class="floatleft"><img src="http://www.progressive.org/images/staff/lizeditorweb.jpg" width="70"></span>Elizabeth DiNovella is Culture Editor of The Progressive. She writes about activism, politics, music, books, and film. She also produces Progressive Radio, a thirty-minute public affairs program hosted by Matthew Rothschild. Before working for The Progressive, DiNovella was the News and Public Affairs Director at WORT-FM, the community radio station of Madison, Wisconsin.<br>
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While Busting Unions, Michigan Legislature Also Finds Time to Regulate Uteruses

The Republicans in the Michigan legislature are working hard to pass regressive bills before the lame-duck session ends and Democrats gain five seats in the house in 2013.

The GOP’s “right-to-work” legislation, which makes the payment of union dues voluntary in the private sector, could land on Governor Rick Snyder’s desk early next week.

The state senate bill went further and applies this to public sector workers, too, but exempts police and fire fighter unions.


Scott Walker Still Has a Koch Habit

Walker is “not going to win a beauty contest, probably, but he’s a down-to-earth real person who is able to communicate solutions to people,” says donor Stanley Hubbard, a billionaire in the Koch brothers network who would raise money for a Walker Presidential campaign and would consider donating to a pro-Walker super PAC.


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