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And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
2011 was a bad year for the democratically controlled senate the Washington examiner -- a report from the secretary of the senate.
That -- last year's session at the bottom in terms of legislative productivity.
Going back twenty years 2011 was the worst year for confirming judicial and other nominations.
It ranked second lowest in terms of average hours in session.
And the passage of laws and measures.
Unions in Michigan say foreign workers are taking jobs at companies that got hundreds of millions of your stimulus tax dollars.
CBS news reports the plants are largely owned by Koreans and use Korean equipment and supplies and employee Korean workers.
Local unions are upset saying pictures -- side -- Korean nationals doing hands on work that should be done by Americans.
Quote there should be American jobs that are created with those American taxpayer dollars.
The companies -- the Korean workers are temporary and legal and have specific skill sets.
And finally talk about a flimsy idea officials in New Zealand want to build a Paper replacement.
For the iconic stone Christ church cathedral that was destroyed.
In last year's earthquake there.
The 82 foot high cathedral would be made from cardboard tubes.
Through -- though traditional materials like concrete and steel would be used for the structural support it would seem to 700 people.
And could cost up to four million dollars the building would be used for ten years while a permanent replacement is designed and built.
City officials must still go through.
The paperwork --
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