Governor Rick Snyder http://wemu.org en ACLU Sues State Over Same-Sex Marriages http://wemu.org/post/aclu-sues-state-over-same-sex-marriages <p>The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to force the state of Michigan to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in March.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The ACLU filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of couples who say their constitutional rights are being violated by Gov. Rick Snyder. He won't recognize the marriages for the purpose of benefits until federal courts decide the status of Michigan's ban on gay marriage.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:34:37 +0000 Bob Eccles, Rose Carver & Associated Press 44382 at http://wemu.org ACLU Sues State Over Same-Sex Marriages Lieutenant Governor Signs Bill To Eliminate 'Dumb' Tax http://wemu.org/post/lieutenant-governor-signs-bill-eliminate-dumb-tax <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;LANSING&nbsp;- Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed legislation designed to ensure local government budgets aren't hurt if manufacturers and small businesses get planned tax cuts.</div><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:18:04 +0000 Associated Press 43769 at http://wemu.org Lieutenant Governor Signs Bill To Eliminate 'Dumb' Tax Michigan Will Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriages http://wemu.org/post/michigan-will-not-recognize-same-sex-marriages <div>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.<br /><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:59:27 +0000 Associated Press 43435 at http://wemu.org Michigan Will Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Snyder touts EAA in New York ahead of possible Senate vote this week http://wemu.org/post/snyder-touts-eaa-new-york-ahead-possible-senate-vote-week-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Senate could vote this week on a bill to bolster a controversial state-run authority meant to turn around failing schools.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:13:03 +0000 Jake Neher 43351 at http://wemu.org Snyder touts EAA in New York ahead of possible Senate vote this week Snyder continues to press Obama on Detroit immigration plan http://wemu.org/post/snyder-continues-press-obama-detroit-immigration-plan <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder" target="_blank">Governor Ric</a>k Snyder says he is eager to get a decision from the federal government on his plan to boost immigration in Detroit.</div><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:07:12 +0000 Jake Neher 43349 at http://wemu.org Snyder continues to press Obama on Detroit immigration plan Michigan Officials Ask US Attorney General to Recognize State's Same-Sex Marriages http://wemu.org/post/michigan-officials-ask-us-attorney-general-recognize-states-same-sex-marriages <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>US Attorney General <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Holder" target="_blank">Eric Holder</a> has been asked to declare that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan over the weekend, even if the state won’t.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:51:02 +0000 Rick Pluta 43348 at http://wemu.org Michigan Officials Ask US Attorney General to Recognize State's Same-Sex Marriages Michigan metal theft bill caught up in legislative fight http://wemu.org/post/michigan-metal-theft-bill-caught-legislative-fight <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Five years after Michigan targeted copper thefts plaguing cities like Detroit and disrupting railroads and utilities, plans to better restrict sales of stolen scrap metal are caught in a legislative fight.</div><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:47:32 +0000 Associated Press 42906 at http://wemu.org Michigan metal theft bill caught up in legislative fight Taking a New Look at Foreclosure Rules http://wemu.org/post/taking-new-look-foreclosure-rules <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Legislation to rewrite or clarify recent changes in Michigan's foreclosure rules has taken a step forward.</div><p></p><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The bill approved 107-3 by the House last week retains main elements of a law signed last summer by Governor Rick Snyder, including taking away someone's right to save his or her property if an inspector discovers the home's in bad shape due to neglect or other reasons.</div><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:54:27 +0000 Associated Press 42569 at http://wemu.org Taking a New Look at Foreclosure Rules Snyder signs new sentencing rules for juveniles http://wemu.org/post/snyder-signs-new-sentencing-rules-juveniles <div>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law changing sentencing rules for juvenile defendants convicted of murder and other serious crimes.</div><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:28:58 +0000 Associated Press 42369 at http://wemu.org Snyder signs new sentencing rules for juveniles Michigan's Budget Surplus May Prevent Cuts to School Funding http://wemu.org/post/michigans-budget-surplus-may-prevent-cuts-school-funding <p><strong>Budget surplus quells fears of cuts to school funding in Michigan </strong></p><p><strong>By Jake Neher</strong></p><p>A state budget surplus is easing some concerns about funding for public schools in Michigan.</p><p>Last year, the non-partisan Citizens Research Council of Michigan warned recent funding increases for schools and early childhood programs might not be sustainable. It estimated they would create a $240 million hole in the state’s School Aid Budget.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:54:33 +0000 Bob Eccles 40219 at http://wemu.org Michigan Lawmakers New Year's Resolution: Find Money To Fix Roads http://wemu.org/post/michigan-lawmakers-new-years-resolution-find-money-fix-roads <p>State lawmakers have left Lansing for the holidays and won’t return until January 8<sup>th</sup>. But they already have a long list of things to do heading into 2014.&nbsp; One of the big jobs they’ll face will be finding money to improve the state’s roads and infrastructure.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:48:27 +0000 David Fair 39051 at http://wemu.org Michigan Lawmakers New Year's Resolution: Find Money To Fix Roads Ann Arbor as an Example of Good Government http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-example-good-government <p>As Governor Rick Snyder gives his state-of-the-state address tonight, Ann Arbor's Mayor wants the state to look at Ann Arbor as an example of good government.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:29:46 +0000 Andrew Cluley 24314 at http://wemu.org Governor Signs New Emergency Manager Law http://wemu.org/post/governor-signs-new-emergency-manager-law <p>From Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Network</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:49:24 +0000 Rick Pluta 23604 at http://wemu.org Governor Snyder Visits Saline For Town Hall Meeting http://wemu.org/post/governor-snyder-visits-saline-town-hall-meeting <p>Governor Rick Snyder made a stop in Saline last night to participate in a town hall meeting where he warned the crowd to be careful voting on ballot proposals that would change the state Constitution.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 02:42:24 +0000 Bob Eccles 20762 at http://wemu.org Governor Snyder Visits Saline For Town Hall Meeting