Rick Snyder http://wemu.org en Issues of the Environment: Michigan's Recycling Future http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-michigans-recycling-future <p>Michigan ranks dead last among Great Lakes states when it comes to the rate of recycling. Governor Snyder Snyder is taking the first step forward to try and change Michigan's standing.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144987477&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this week's installment of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>&nbsp;Issues of &nbsp;the Environment,&nbsp;</strong></em>WEMU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;David Fair talks with Michigan Recycling Coalition Executive Director&nbsp;</span>Kerrin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>O'Brian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about where that first step may lead.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:17:10 +0000 David Fair 44452 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Michigan's Recycling Future Governor Snyder Says Roads Proposal Is A Good Start, But Not Enough http://wemu.org/post/governor-snyder-says-roads-proposal-good-start-not-enough <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Snyder tells The Associated Press a proposal by Republican House leaders to spend $500 million annually on roads is a good first step toward much-needed changes, but says it's less than half of his spending target.</span></p><div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:27:58 +0000 Associated Press 43997 at http://wemu.org Governor Snyder Says Roads Proposal Is A Good Start, But Not Enough Snyder To Talk About The Motor City At The Detroit Athletic Club http://wemu.org/post/snyder-talk-about-motor-city-detroit-athletic-club <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Snyder is getting up early to talk about Detroit.&nbsp;</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Snyder is speaking this morning at Pancakes and Politics. It's a regular event featuring elected leaders from the state Capitol or southeastern Michigan. It's being held at the Detroit Athletic Club near Comerica Park.</div><div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:23:23 +0000 Associated Press 43996 at http://wemu.org Snyder To Talk About The Motor City At The Detroit Athletic Club Ann Arbor City Council To Consider Resolution Urging State Drop Appeals To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-consider-resolution-urging-state-drop-appeals-same-sex-marriage-ruling <p>Ann Arbor City Council is set to ask state officials to drop appeals to the court ruling that briefly allowed same-sex marriages to take place.&nbsp; Council tonight will consider a resolution urging Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to suspend efforts to contest Judge Bernard Friedman’s ruling. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:07:05 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43989 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council To Consider Resolution Urging State Drop Appeals To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Ann Arbor Woman Devastated Her Wedding Won't Be Recognized http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-woman-devastated-her-wedding-wont-be-recognized <div>An Ann Arbor woman is devastated and questioning why she should stay in the state now that Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize her marriage that took place last weekend. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:32:48 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43455 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Woman Devastated Her Wedding Won't Be Recognized Michigan Board OKs $120 Million Detroit Bond Sale http://wemu.org/post/michigan-board-oks-120-million-detroit-bond-sale <div>A state board involved in Detroit's financial reorganization has approved the city's sale of $120 million in bonds.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:27:56 +0000 Associated Press 43398 at http://wemu.org Michigan Board OKs $120 Million Detroit Bond Sale Agriculture Summit in Lansing to Hear From Governor Rick Snyder http://wemu.org/post/agriculture-summit-lansing-hear-governor-rick-snyder <div>Gov. Rick Snyder is speaking at the Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit in Lansing.&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:22:36 +0000 Associated Press 43397 at http://wemu.org Agriculture Summit in Lansing to Hear From Governor Rick Snyder Marriage Benefits On Hold For Wedded Same-Sex Couples http://wemu.org/post/marriage-benefits-hold-wedded-same-sex-couples <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Michigan governor's office says state agencies won't immediately recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the hours before an appeals court put on hold a judge's ruling that tossed out a state ban on gay marriage. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:13:25 +0000 Associated Press 43286 at http://wemu.org Marriage Benefits On Hold For Wedded Same-Sex Couples Lansing Measure Lets Service Be a Requirement for Welfare http://wemu.org/post/lansing-measure-lets-service-be-requirement-welfare <div>Legislation nearing Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's desk would let community service be a requirement to receive welfare benefits.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legislation is sponsored by Republican Senator Joe Hune of Livingston County's Hamburg Township.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Human Services Department already includes community service among the work participation programs it can require for cash assistance recipients. A bill approved 91-19 Tuesday by Republican-led House would codify the practice into law.</span></div><div> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:51:24 +0000 Associated Press 42691 at http://wemu.org Lansing Measure Lets Service Be a Requirement for Welfare Bill To Let High Schools Award Early-Enlist Michigan Vietnam Vets Diplomas http://wemu.org/post/bill-let-high-schools-award-early-enlist-michigan-vietnam-vets-diplomas <div>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Legislation nearing the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder would let high schools award diplomas to Vietnam War-era veterans who enlisted or were drafted before graduating.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State law already lets schools grant diplomas to veterans who served honorably during World War II or the Korean War. The Michigan House on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill making Vietnam veterans eligible.</span></div><div> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:43:09 +0000 Associated Press 42690 at http://wemu.org Bill To Let High Schools Award Early-Enlist Michigan Vietnam Vets Diplomas State Lawmakers Look To Get Rid of the "R" Word http://wemu.org/post/state-lawmakers-look-get-rid-r-word <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers are looking to remove the terms "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" from state law.&nbsp; The legislation in Lansing incorporates some recent recommendations from a mental health commission appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:58:32 +0000 Associated Press 42302 at http://wemu.org State Lawmakers Look To Get Rid of the "R" Word Governor Snyder Proposes Foster Care System Overhaul http://wemu.org/post/governor-snyder-proposes-foster-care-system-overhaul <p>Governor Rick Snyder says the state could do a better job protecting foster children if it changed the way it paid for the service.&nbsp; The governor unveiled a report Thursday that says the state should pay foster care agencies based on their performance. Right now, those agencies all get paid the same regardless of their track records or the needs of individual foster children.&nbsp; "Let's focus on what's best for the child," said Snyder. "And the child shouldn't have to think about, worry about, or be concerned about who's bringing those services. They just want the outcomes. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:42:45 +0000 David Fair 42188 at http://wemu.org Governor Snyder Proposes Foster Care System Overhaul EMU Professor Reappointed To State Historic Preservation Review Board http://wemu.org/post/emu-professor-reappointed-state-historic-preservation-review-board <p>EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE:</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:16:06 +0000 David Fair 41662 at http://wemu.org EMU Professor Reappointed To State Historic Preservation Review Board Governor Rick Snyder Talks With University of Michigan Students at Ross Business School http://wemu.org/post/governor-rick-snyder-talks-university-michigan-students-ross-business-school <div>Governor Rick Snyder says he's not focusing on questions about Michigan's minimum wage, because he's working to bring more high-paying jobs to the state as he &nbsp;discussed a wide range of topics last night with University of Michigan students at the Ross School of Business. &nbsp;</div><div><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:54:40 +0000 Andrew Cluley 41388 at http://wemu.org Democrats call for Independent Probe of Prison Escape http://wemu.org/post/democrats-call-independent-probe-prison-escape <div><strong>Democrats say state attorney general not fit to investigate prisoner escape</strong></div><div>By Jake Neher</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:31:41 +0000 Bob Eccles 41385 at http://wemu.org ArtServe Michigan reviews proposed Michigan Budget http://wemu.org/post/artserve-michigan-reviews-proposed-michigan-budget <p></p><p>ArtServe Michigan sees some reason to be happy with portions of the Governor's budget proposal.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:34:26 +0000 Bob Eccles 41213 at http://wemu.org ArtServe Michigan reviews proposed Michigan Budget Lawmakers Debate Budget, Student Loan Tax Credit http://wemu.org/post/lawmakers-debate-budget-student-loan-tax-credit <p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Bob Eccles 41211 at http://wemu.org Governor Rick Snyder's 2014 Budget Overview http://wemu.org/post/governor-rick-snyders-2014-budget-overview <p>Governor Snyder sat down with Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta to talk about his budget plan. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:46:37 +0000 Patrick Campion 41165 at http://wemu.org Governor Rick Snyder's 2014 Budget Overview Washtenaw County Commissioners Chair Thinks Snyder's Budget Proposal Based on Election Year http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-commissioners-chair-thinks-snyders-budget-proposal-based-election-year <div>The chair of the Washtenaw County Commissioners Yousef Rabhi believes Governor Rick Snyder's budget proposal is a reflection that this is an election year. &nbsp;</div><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 07:30:57 +0000 Andrew Cluley 41154 at http://wemu.org Snyder, other Midwest Governors, seek Federal Help with Fuel Emergency http://wemu.org/post/snyder-other-midwest-governors-seek-federal-help-fuel-emergency <blockquote><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Snyder and other Midwestern governors have asked for federal assistance to help ease a shortage of propane gas throughout the region.&nbsp;</span></p></blockquote><div> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 03:48:20 +0000 Bob Eccles 41106 at http://wemu.org Snyder, other Midwest Governors, seek Federal Help with Fuel Emergency Governor Rick Snyder Launches Re-election Bid http://wemu.org/post/governor-rick-snyder-launches-re-election-bid <blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan's economic recovery is just starting and he wants four more years to finish the job. The governor formally launched his reelection campaign with stops in Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. Day Two of the governor's reelection announcement tour has stops scheduled in Traverse City,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Frankenmuth</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and at Oakland Community College.</span></p></blockquote><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 03:38:19 +0000 Bob Eccles 41056 at http://wemu.org Governor Rick Snyder Launches Re-election Bid Listen to the Michigan State of the State Address 2014 http://wemu.org/post/listen-michigan-state-state-address-2014 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129969283&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Governor Rick Snyder issued his 2014 State of the State Address Thursday, January 17, 2014 and 89.1&nbsp;WEMU&nbsp;carried it live as a partnership with Michigan Public Radio Network. &nbsp;This is their coverage of the event and the Democratic response. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-lawmakers-respond-governor-rick-snyders-state-state-address">Washtenaw&nbsp;County Lawmakers Respond to Governor Rick Snyder's State of State Address</a></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:53:04 +0000 David Fair 40331 at http://wemu.org Listen to the Michigan State of the State Address 2014 Washtenaw County Lawmakers Respond to Governor Rick Snyder's State of State Address http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-lawmakers-respond-governor-rick-snyders-state-state-address <link href="“http://wemu.org/post/michigan-state-state-address-2014”" rel="standout" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="Michigan, State of the State, Rick Synder, Reinventing Michigan" name="news_keywords" /><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129977757&amp;color=000000&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://wemu.org/post/michigan-state-state-address-2014"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan State of the State Address 2014</span></a></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p>55th District State Representative Adam Zemke says he heard some positive things in Governor Rick Snyder's State of the State Address.&nbsp; Zemke however says the details of the speech leave some questions.&nbsp; He says the governor's statements on increased K-12 education funding left out the fact that without increases in direct per-pupil funding means more money isn't getting to classrooms.</p><p><br />Zemke says he did appreciate the governor talking about work on educator effectiveness since excellent teachers and administrators are the key.&nbsp; He says when it comes to discussion of the projected surplus lawmakers need to remember most of it is one time money.&nbsp; He says tax relief should be focused on the lowest income residents that have seen tax hikes while Snyder has been in office.<br /><br />53rd District State Representative Jeff Irwin says he heard what he expected in Governor Rick Snyder's state of the state address.&nbsp; Irwin says in an election year Snyder tried to wipe away his record on taxes, education, and other areas.&nbsp; Irwin says Snyder carefully parsed his words on issues like tax reductions to make statements that are off the reality most residents are facing.&nbsp; He says it was disappointing Snyder didn't talk about energy policy or higher education at all in his address.&nbsp; He says the projected surplus should go back to the pensioners and low-income workers whose higher taxes created the surplus.</p><p>54th District State Representative David Rutledge says Governor Rick Snyder had a lot of lovely rhetoric in his state of the state address, but he says the governor has backslid on promises in the past.&nbsp; Rutledge says he supports greater investment in early childhood education but the governor's statements on the issue left out the fact the funds came from k-12 education.&nbsp; He says by counting funds for teacher pensions the governor may be accurate in saying more money is going to k-12, he says more money isn't going to classrooms.<br /> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:22:42 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40324 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Lawmakers Respond to Governor Rick Snyder's State of State Address Budget experts predict an extra $1.1 billion in state government revenues over 3 years http://wemu.org/post/budget-experts-predict-extra-11-billion-state-government-revenues-over-3-years <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan legislative budget experts say state government is taking in hundreds of millions of dollars more than expected eight months ago.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong><a href="http://www.house.mi.gov/hfa/PDF/Revenue_Forecast/EconomicOutlook_Revenue_Estimates_Jan14.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">A report released Tuesday from the House Fiscal Agency</a></strong>&nbsp;in Lansing estimates Michigan collected $433 million more than projected in the last budget year and will collect about $327 million more this year.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The estimates are similar to ones given in December by the Senate Fiscal Agency. All told, lawmakers could have $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion more to work with than expected in May.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Legislators will meet Friday to get a consensus estimate on revenues. They're already talking about cutting taxes, though Gov. Rick Snyder has held off on calling for tax relief.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Next month, he will propose a budget for the fiscal year starting this October.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 06:56:35 +0000 Associated Press 39944 at http://wemu.org Federal Government Holds Key To Whether State Pharmacies Can Sell Medical Marijuana http://wemu.org/post/federal-government-holds-key-whether-state-pharmacies-can-sell-medical-marijuana <p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="summary" name="twitter:card" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="@WEMU891" name="twitter:site" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="89.1 WEMU News" name="twitter:title" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law Monday that clears the way for pharmacies to sell medical marijuana in Michigan. But that’s only if the federal government reclassifies cannabis as a legal prescription drug." name="twitter:description" /> </p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:39:36 +0000 Bob Eccles 39629 at http://wemu.org Federal Government Holds Key To Whether State Pharmacies Can Sell Medical Marijuana