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Michigan News
5:16 am
Mon June 30, 2014

New Michigan Law Allows Forced Treatment For Substance Abusers

A new Michigan allows families and health professionals to seek involuntary treatment for substance abusers.  The law was signed last week by Governor Rick Snyder. It  establishes a procedure under which a family member or health professional can petition a judge for the forced treatment. 

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Michigan News
11:20 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Detroit Bankruptcy-Grand Bargain

City of Detroit
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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. 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.

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Michigan News
10:21 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Education Achievement Authority Chief Quits

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John Covington has resigned as chancellor of the turnaround district for Michigan's worst-performing schools after three years. Covington said Monday he's leaving to care for his ailing mother and become a school consultant.

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Michigan News
9:49 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Local Governments May Get Smaller Boost Than Hoped

Local governments in Michigan may get a smaller increase in state revenue sharing than hoped.

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.

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.

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.

Snyder's plan to significantly boost payments to counties is intact.

Michigan News
2:18 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Agency: Michigan To Get $422 Million Less Than Expected

Michigan revenue estimates significantly lower than earlier projected.
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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.  

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Michigan News
5:14 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Arson Awareness Week Runs Through Saturday

Arson week runs through May, 17th
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This is Arson Awareness Week in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants to focus public attention on vehicle arson and the importance of preventing such behavior through a collaborative statewide effort.

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Michigan News
6:27 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Grants To Help Communities Develop Recycling

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is offering $250,000 in grants to help communities develop recycling programs. Governor Rick Snyder announced a plan this week to boost the state's residential recycling rate.  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.

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Environment
6:17 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Issues of the Environment: Michigan's Recycling Future

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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. 

In this week's installment of  Issues of  the Environment, WEMU's David Fair talks with Michigan Recycling Coalition Executive Director Kerrin O'Brian about where that first step may lead. 

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Michigan News
4:27 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Governor Snyder Says Roads Proposal Is A Good Start, But Not Enough

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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.

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Michigan News
4:23 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Snyder To Talk About The Motor City At The Detroit Athletic Club

Governor Rick Snyder to speak in Detroit today.
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Governor Rick Snyder is getting up early to talk about Detroit. 

 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.

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Community
12:07 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Ann Arbor City Council To Consider Resolution Urging State Drop Appeals To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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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.  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.  

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Community
5:32 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Ann Arbor Woman Devastated Her Wedding Won't Be Recognized

Wrapping up the paperwork on Washtenaw County's first legal same-sex marriage.
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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.  

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Michigan News
4:27 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Michigan Board OKs $120 Million Detroit Bond Sale

Detroit Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
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A state board involved in Detroit's financial reorganization has approved the city's sale of $120 million in bonds. 

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Michigan News
4:22 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Agriculture Summit in Lansing to Hear From Governor Rick Snyder

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Gov. Rick Snyder is speaking at the Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit in Lansing. 

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Michigan News
6:13 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Marriage Benefits On Hold For Wedded Same-Sex Couples

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  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.  

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Michigan News
1:51 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Lansing Measure Lets Service Be a Requirement for Welfare

State Senator Joe Hune, (R) Hamburg Township in Livingston County
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Legislation nearing Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's desk would let community service be a requirement to receive welfare benefits. The legislation is sponsored by Republican Senator Joe Hune of Livingston County's Hamburg Township. 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.

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Michigan News
1:43 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Bill To Let High Schools Award Early-Enlist Michigan Vietnam Vets Diplomas

Bill letting Vietnam vets get diplomas nearly done

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. 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.

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Michigan News
4:58 am
Tue March 4, 2014

State Lawmakers Look To Get Rid of the "R" Word

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers are looking to remove the terms "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" from state law.  The legislation in Lansing incorporates some recent recommendations from a mental health commission appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder. 

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Michigan News
10:42 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Governor Snyder Proposes Foster Care System Overhaul

Department of Human Services Director Maura Corrigan
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Governor Rick Snyder says the state could do a better job protecting foster children if it changed the way it paid for the service.  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.  "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.

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WEMU News
1:16 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

EMU Professor Reappointed To State Historic Preservation Review Board

EMU Professor Ted Ligibel talks about the unusual architectural niches on Eastern Michigan's historic Sherzer Hall.
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EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE:

YPSILANTI – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has reappointed Ted Ligibel, a professor at Eastern Michigan University, to the State Historic Preservation Review Board. The appointment was announced Jan. 28, 2014. 

Ligibel is director of Eastern Michigan’s award-winning Historic Preservation Program, which is the largest such program in the nation, with 90 graduate students and 15 undergraduates currently enrolled.

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Michigan News
12:54 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder Talks With University of Michigan Students at Ross Business School

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  discussed a wide range of topics last night with University of Michigan students at the Ross School of Business.  

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on Governor Rick Snyder's talk at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

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Michigan News
7:31 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Democrats call for Independent Probe of Prison Escape

Democrats say state attorney general not fit to investigate prisoner escapeBy Jake Neher 

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Community
7:34 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

ArtServe Michigan reviews proposed Michigan Budget

ArtServe Michigan

WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

ArtServe Michigan sees some reason to be happy with portions of the Governor's budget proposal. 

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Michigan News
5:46 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder's 2014 Budget Overview

Governor Rick Snyder presents his 2014 budget to legislators
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Governor Snyder sat down with Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta to talk about his budget plan.

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