Michigan Governor Rick Snyder http://wemu.org en Governor Praises Pensioners For Approving 'Grand Bargain' http://wemu.org/post/governor-praises-pensioners-approving-grand-bargain <p><strong>Snyder: Pensioner approval of grand bargain sets Detroit up for faster recovery</strong><br /><br /><br />Gov. Rick Snyder is praising Detroit pensioners for approving the city's bankruptcy restructuring plan.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:21:52 +0000 Jake Neher 49207 at http://wemu.org Governor Praises Pensioners For Approving 'Grand Bargain' Former Treasury Secretary Says Foreign Investment Key To Michigan Economy http://wemu.org/post/former-treasury-secretary-says-foreign-investment-key-michigan-economy <p><strong>Henry Paulson tells Michigan to seek out Chinese investment</strong><br /><br />Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says foreign investment and immigration will be critical to turning around Michigan's economy.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:13:07 +0000 Bob Eccles 49142 at http://wemu.org Former Treasury Secretary Says Foreign Investment Key To Michigan Economy Audit Points To Failings At Michigan Department Of Human Services http://wemu.org/post/audit-points-failings-michigan-department-human-services <p><strong>Another audit says Michigan has failed to protect vulnerable adults</strong><br /><br /><br />Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is again taking heat for failing to protect vulnerable adults.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:13:34 +0000 Jake Neher 48540 at http://wemu.org Audit Points To Failings At Michigan Department Of Human Services Governor Warns Of Possible Prison Food Service Contract Cancellation http://wemu.org/post/governor-warns-possible-prison-food-service-contract-cancellation <p><strong>Snyder: Prison food contract troubles are "unacceptable"</strong><br /><br />Governor Rick Snyder says a deal with a private contractor to provide food for state prisons could be terminated if there are future problems with the company. Aramark Food Services was awarded the $145 million, three-year contract last December. But the arrangement has been beset by problems since then.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:47:14 +0000 Rick Pluta 48171 at http://wemu.org Governor Warns Of Possible Prison Food Service Contract Cancellation Official: Snyder Not To Blame For Home Care Flubs http://wemu.org/post/official-snyder-not-blame-home-care-flubs <p><strong>State health director says Snyder not to blame for home care failings</strong><br /><br />Michigan's top health official is defending Gov. Rick Snyder amid claims his administration put in-home care patients in danger.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:43:33 +0000 Jake Neher 47546 at http://wemu.org Official: Snyder Not To Blame For Home Care Flubs Governor Requests More Help For Refugees http://wemu.org/post/governor-requests-more-help-refugees <p><strong>Snyder: More needs to be done to help refugees in Michigan</strong><br /><br /><br />The number of refugees who have settled in Michigan has grown in recent years - and Governor Rick Snyder says more should be done to help them.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:32:43 +0000 Jake Neher 47423 at http://wemu.org Governor Requests More Help For Refugees Michigan, Israel Sign Research And Development Agreement http://wemu.org/post/michigan-israel-sign-research-and-development-agreement <p><strong>Michigan forges official relationship with Israel on industrial R&amp;D</strong><br /><br /><br />Gov. Rick Snyder has cemented a formal relationship between Michigan and Israel to collaborate on industrial research and development.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:32:28 +0000 Bob Eccles 47424 at http://wemu.org Michigan, Israel Sign Research And Development Agreement Governor Snyder Not Fan Of Restoring MEAP Test http://wemu.org/post/governor-snyder-not-fan-restoring-meap-test <p><strong>Snyder: Restoring MEAP test not his preference</strong><br /><br />Governor Rick Snyder says he's not giving up on plans to change Michigan's standardized student test. That's despite a provision in the School Aid budget that lawmakers could send to the governor soon. It says schools have to stick with the current test - the MEAP -- for at least another year.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:43:37 +0000 Rick Pluta 47186 at http://wemu.org Governor Snyder Not Fan Of Restoring MEAP Test Road Funding Deal May Have To Wait http://wemu.org/post/road-funding-deal-may-have-wait <p><strong>Gov. Snyder eyes road funding deal this week</strong><br /><br /><br />Gov. Rick Snyder wants a road funding solution on his desk by the end of this week.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:21:02 +0000 Jake Neher 47063 at http://wemu.org Road Funding Deal May Have To Wait Governor Defends Taxing Of Pensions http://wemu.org/post/governor-defends-taxing-pensions <p><strong>Snyder defends "pension tax" in special message on aging</strong><br /><br /><br />Gov. Rick Snyder is firing back against critics of his so-called "pension tax."</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:53:56 +0000 Jake Neher 46768 at http://wemu.org Governor Defends Taxing Of Pensions Republicans At Odds Over Detroit Pensions http://wemu.org/post/republicans-odds-over-detroit-pensions <p><strong>Gov. Snyder and Senate leader not embracing Bolger's union demands</strong><br /><br /><br />Republican leaders in Lansing are not joining House Speaker Jase Bolger's calls for unions to contribute to Detroit's bankruptcy settlement.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:11:28 +0000 Jake Neher 44852 at http://wemu.org Republicans At Odds Over Detroit Pensions Snyder Files For Re-Election http://wemu.org/post/snyder-files-re-election <p><strong>Snyder files for reelection</strong><br /><br />Governor Rick Snyder has filed 26 thousand petition signatures to put his name on the Republican primary ballot in August, and - if all goes as planned - make him a candidate for reelection in November.</p><p></p><p><br />The governor was joined by Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, and a couple dozen supporters to cart boxes of petitions into the state Bureau of Elections.<br /><br />Snyder says he intends to run on his record and the state's improving economy.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:57:55 +0000 Rick Pluta 44553 at http://wemu.org Snyder Files For Re-Election Governor Snyder Supports Treating E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco http://wemu.org/post/governor-snyder-supports-treating-e-cigarettes-tobacco <p><strong>Snyder: Treat e-cigarettes like tobacco</strong><br /><br />Governor Rick Snyder says he wants electronic cigarettes to be regulated in Michigan as tobacco products. E-cigarettes deliver a dose of nicotine to users in a mist. There is a bill in the Legislature to ban e-cigarette sales to minors, but would not tax them like cigarettes or subject them to other tobacco-related regulations.</p><p></p><p><br />The governor says it makes more sense to simply treat them as a tobacco product.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:30:02 +0000 Rick Pluta 43095 at http://wemu.org Governor Snyder Supports Treating E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco WISD Superintendent Glad to see K-12 Funding Increase in Governor's Budget Plan http://wemu.org/post/wisd-superintendent-glad-see-k-12-funding-increase-governors-budget-plan <div>The Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District says he's glad to see an increase in funding for K-12 education in Governor Rick Snyder's budget proposal.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Scott Menzel says t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he proposal would bring an increase of $83 to $111 in per-pupil funding to school districts in the county.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Menzel says with several county districts working with small fund balances, and one district operating at a deficit, it's difficult to determine the actual impact the additional state money will have on students.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p>Menzel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;believes the most important part of the Governor's education funding plan is a $65,000,000 investment in the Great Start Readiness Program for low-income Pre-school students. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:21:35 +0000 Bob Eccles 41239 at http://wemu.org