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Behind all the good news - and there's a fair bit of it - there lurks another reality: Michigan, once a national leader in per-capita income, has a growth problem and it has for, oh, 15 years.
So far about $200 million face cuts from Governor Rick Snyder's proposed budget. Senator Jim Marleau, who chairs the subcommittee, says he's received marching orders from Senate Republican leaders in an attempt to cut the state income tax or pay down ...

"As we saw with the destructive windstorm that swept across our state in March, utility workers play an important role in power restoration efforts and in our everyday lives," Gov.
LANSING, Mich. - Governor Rick Snyder, friends and family gathered today in Grand Ledge as the 1st Battalion 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion prepares to deploy overseas.
LANSING, MICH. - Governor Rick Snyder announced on Friday that Kevin Sehlmeyer of Rockford will act as the new state fire marshal.
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Lansing - Ann Arbor businessman Shri Thanedar is considering a run for Michigan governor, according to a filing with the state that could add a new wrinkle to the early race for the Democratic nomination in 2018.
(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from Governor Rick Snyder's proposed budget to leave room for priorities of Republican lawmakers.
Rick Snyder's proposed budget by $368 million. None of the four Democrats on the House appropriations committee voted for the MDHHS budget, leaving all seven Republicans, led by Chairman Edward Canfield, to approve House Bill 4248 (H-1).
Michigan's premier biosciences industry trade organization, MichBio, presents its annual Michigan Biosciences Day at the Capitol, sponsored by Innovate Michigan, in Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 where Governor Rick Snyder through ...
The Legislature's Republican leaders have been cool to Governor Snyder's proposed new lead-in-water rules, which would be tougher than federal standards.
El-Sayed resigned from his position as executive director of the Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion in order to run for governor. He told a crowd of supporters in February that there are people who think they can make the U.S. great ...
Rick Snyder proposed transferring $2.5 billion of Medicaid mental health money from governmental Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSPs) to the state's 11 private Medicaid HMOs (also known as Medicaid Health Plans, or MHPs).
"It's exciting to see ARAUCO put down roots in Northern Michigan and be part of our state's continued comeback," Governor Rick Snyder said during comments he made at the April 12 groundbreaking ceremony in Grayling.
Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed this Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan. Already this month, mid-Michigan has experienced flooding.
Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) says there's been a number of meetings with Governor Rick Snyder and House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) to try to resolve the impasse.
From the Associated Press - Legislation designed to help identify lost or injured people with special needs will soon reach Governor Rick Snyder. Michigan allows for the fingerprinting of children under age 17 if parents or guardians request it. The ...

This comes nearly two weeks after State Representative John Kivela, who held a rally with employees from that office, asked Governor Rick Snyder's office to look into what employees there called, 'A toxic work environment'. Rep. Kivela says he heard ...
Rick Snyder was in Grand Rapids on Tuesday to show support for one of his long-standing priorities. Snyder and ... STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, an education focus that the self-described "nerd" governor is passionate about.
Rick Snyder, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Casperson, Kivela, LaFave, and Rep. Scott Dianda, "The program not only has provided invaluable service to those struggling with addiction, but has also brought awareness to the battle with drug and alcohol addiction ...
Governor Rick Snyder has approved Michigan's draft plan for the Every student Succeeds Act, the federal law that replaced No Child Left Behind.
"So with that, let me turn it over to an outstanding partner I've had for a number of years, and I'm happy to share this podium because he's been a leader on this topic, among many others - Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley," Snyder told the crowd ...
A Statewide tornado Drill will be conducted Wednesday, April 19, at 1:30 PM EDT.
More than 150 people headed to a dark and stuffy bar Saturday afternoon to hear from four of the Democratic candidates for governor more than 18 months before they'll have to cast a ballot. ... Rick Snyder, who can't run again because of term limits.
Gov. Mary Fallin has one of the highest disapproval ratings of all U.S. governors, according to a Morning Consult poll.
(MPRN-Lansing) There's a new office overseeing Michigan's medical marijuana program. The Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation will issue licenses to.
A question and answer forum with four Democratic candidates for governor will be held Saturday in Lansing. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Gretchen Whitmer, Kentiel ... 2018 Democratic nomination for governor. Rick Snyder is term-limited and cannot seek re-election.
Allor said she does know there are significant changes between the budget Governor Rick Snyder recommended and what has come through thus far in the House.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed a Monroe County judge and former state Sen. Randy Richardville to statewide positions. Monroe County Probate Judge Cheryl Lohmeyer has been appointed to serve on the Governor's Task Force on child Abuse and ...
Michigan's top elected officials have had one pay cut and no pay increases in 15 years.
LANSING (WWJ) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is among the most unpopular governors in the nation, according to a recent survey.
No matter how hard Governor Rick Snyder tries, the Flint Water crisis will rightfully follow the one tough nerd wherever he goes, including his approval ratings.
The company used more than 85,000 registered voters to evaluate the job performance of key elected officials on the website's weekly online polling over the course of three months.
According to, the five worst-ranked governors are Chris Christie of New Jersey, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Dan Malloy of Connecticut, Rick Snyder of Michigan, and Bill Walker of Alaska. Walker's disapproval rating is 53 percent, and ...
Most of the ten least popular governors were also Republicans, although Connecticut's Democrat governor, Dan Malloy, took third to last with only 29 percent approving and 66 percent disapproving.
On each poll, Americans indicated whether they approved or disapproved of the job performance of President Donald Trump, their state Governor, both of their U.S. Senators, their Member of Congress and their mayor (if they lived in a city with more than ...
LANSING - A poll released Tuesday ranked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as the 4th most unpopular governor in the nation.
Coopersville officials say that anytime they can get state officials to visit the city, the city benefits. In this case, the state official visiting Coopersville on April 3 was Gov.
According to three new reports, Michigan will need a major reset of state solid waste policy in order to double its current diversion rate to 30%.
Mari Copeny, 8, of Flint, Michigan, waits in line to enter a hearing room where Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify before a House Oversight and government Reform hearing on "Examining Federal ...
Gov. Rick Snyder announced a pilot program today to start mapping the state's infrastructure assets - including, roads, bridges, sewer lines, gas lines, electric lines, storm water pipes - in a digital system that would show them in 3D.
The state police is $1 million lighter than the governor's recommendation after making it through a House subcommittee.
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a sweeping package of criminal justice reforms championed by state Senator John Proos. The legislation includes programs to help ex-cons find jobs when they're released, new partnerships between the corrections ...
Now, however, Governor Rick Snyder will be able to name a replacement who, you can bet, will be a Republican. That justice will have to run for reelection next year - but not only will they have a year and half to establish a reputation, they will be ...
"What we wanted was better outcomes," said Sen. Proos. Senator Proos says state lawmakers are also working on a bill to give tax breaks to companies who hire ex-cons.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Two groups established by Gov. Rick Snyder have produced a list of suggestions for stepping up solid waste recycling in Michigan.
Forty years after Milliken did what he could for Detroit, it was Governor Rick Snyder's turn to guide the Motor City through bankruptcy and the worst financial crisis in the city's history.
Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder has received the bulk of the blame for the water crises for his part in privatising many key state institutions, including the water department, and for allegedly ignoring crises that have hit the underprivileged most ...
That was the message delivered by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder during his keynote last week at the Manufacturing in America Summit, presented by Siemens USA and Electro-Matic Products.
Jerry Brown, California's Democratic governor, was fiery when he spoke in Washington, D.C., earlier in the week, calling the Republican measure "a dangerous bill.





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