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Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court agreed to a request from Gov. Rick Snyder to examine the legality of taxing public pensions:

“Snyder is asking the seven justices to rule whether applying the personal income tax to the pension income of public retirees violates the state constitutional prohibition against impairing or diminishing a public pension benefit.” [mLive]

Former Navy Secretary Sean O'Keefe

Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Almost 500 national security experts — including 22 four-star military officers — slammed Donald Trump in a public letter released Thursday, calling him unfit for his role as commander in chief and endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The letter, simply addressed "To Our Fellow Citizens," is a bipartisan effort signed by prominent Republicans and Democrats alike who say they "fear" for their country under Trump. Signatories include former Navy Secretary and NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, who served in both Bush administrations, and former Defense Secretaries Chuck Hagel, Leon Panetta, and Ash Carter.

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