Rick Snyder http://wemu.org en Governor Snyder To Seek More Foreign Investment In Detroit http://wemu.org/post/governor-snyder-seek-more-foreign-investment-detroit <div><em><strong>Snyder, Paulson to discuss foreign investment today &nbsp;</strong></em></div><p></p><div><div>Governor Rick Snyder and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are expected to discuss how foreign direct investment can benefit Michigan and the Detroit area.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>They will speak Monday afternoon during a Detroit Economic Club event at Ford Field.</div><div> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:31:54 +0000 Associated Press 49098 at http://wemu.org Governor Snyder To Seek More Foreign Investment In Detroit New Michigan Law Allows Forced Treatment For Substance Abusers http://wemu.org/post/new-michigan-law-allows-forced-treatment-substance-abusers <div>A new Michigan allows families and health professionals to seek involuntary treatment for substance abusers. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The law was signed last week by </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Rick Snyder. It &nbsp;establishes a procedure under which a family member or health professional can petition a judge for the forced treatment.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:16:33 +0000 Associated Press 48075 at http://wemu.org New Michigan Law Allows Forced Treatment For Substance Abusers Detroit Bankruptcy-Grand Bargain http://wemu.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-grand-bargain <div>An effort by deep-pocketed philanthropists to save the bankrupt city of Detroit's art treasures culminated today when Michigan Governor Rick Snyder authorized $195 million in state help.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill signing in Detroit was part of what's dubbed the Grand Bargain. The deal also includes $366 million from foundations and a $100 million fundraising pledge by the Detroit Institute of Arts.</span></div><div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:20:17 +0000 Associated Press 47628 at http://wemu.org Detroit Bankruptcy-Grand Bargain Education Achievement Authority Chief Quits http://wemu.org/post/education-achievement-authority-chief-quits <div>John Covington has resigned as chancellor of the turnaround district for Michigan's worst-performing schools after three years.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Covington said Monday he's leaving to care for his ailing mother and become a school consultant.</span></div><div> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:21:30 +0000 Associated Press 47444 at http://wemu.org Education Achievement Authority Chief Quits Local Governments May Get Smaller Boost Than Hoped http://wemu.org/post/local-governments-may-get-smaller-boost-hoped <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Local governments in Michigan may get a smaller increase in state revenue sharing than hoped.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Rick Snyder proposed a 15 percent increase in statutory shared revenue. But House Republicans say a budget agreement includes a 5.5 percent boost in statutory revenue sharing for cities, townships and villages — not including $8 million for financially distressed local governments.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Municipalities also are expected to get 3 percent more next year in revenue-sharing payments guaranteed under Michigan's constitution. A House-Senate committee plans to approve the budget plan Monday.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Snyder administration said last week revenue sharing would stay "pretty close" to what Snyder proposed. But it's looking like that may not be the case after revenue estimates were revised downward recently.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Snyder's plan to significantly boost payments to counties is intact.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:49:47 +0000 Associated Press 47027 at http://wemu.org Agency: Michigan To Get $422 Million Less Than Expected http://wemu.org/post/agency-michigan-get-422-million-less-expected <div>Economists are projecting that the state of Michigan will collect about $873 million less in revenue this budget year and next than was projected earlier in the year. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 14 May 2014 06:18:39 +0000 Associated Press 45805 at http://wemu.org Agency: Michigan To Get $422 Million Less Than Expected Arson Awareness Week Runs Through Saturday http://wemu.org/post/arson-awareness-week-runs-through-saturday <div>This is Arson Awareness Week in Michigan.&nbsp;</div><div>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Snyder says he wants to focus public attention on vehicle arson and the importance of preventing such behavior through a collaborative statewide effort.</span></div><div> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:14:52 +0000 Associated Press 45487 at http://wemu.org Arson Awareness Week Runs Through Saturday Grants To Help Communities Develop Recycling http://wemu.org/post/grants-help-communities-develop-recycling <div>The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is offering $250,000 in grants to help communities develop recycling programs.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Rick Snyder announced a plan this week to boost the state's residential recycling rate.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among the proposals is producing more information about local recycling options. The funding from the Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program will help local leaders do that.</span></div><div> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:27:47 +0000 Associated Press 44563 at http://wemu.org Grants To Help Communities Develop Recycling 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><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