Rick Snyder

Voting Booths
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Voters in Michigan will be allowed to use the straight-ticket voting option on the November ballot. 


Unemployment
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Michigan’s monthly job rate has dropped slightly.  But it’s not because more people are working.  


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Plans are getting underway to send less trash to landfills in Michigan and find more ways to reuse it.  A state Department of Environmental Quality task force plans a hearing today in Lansing to gather ideas from the public.  

Willow Run
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The announced sale of property at a historic Ypsilanti Township facility will help move the community forward in many ways.


Michigan Supreme Court
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Governor Rick Snyder has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to tell him whether a part of the new state budget complies with the state constitution.


Soo Locks
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Governor Rick Snyder wants Congress to go to work now on finding money to upgrade the Soo Locks – even though no one knows yet how much it’s going to cost. 


Bill Schuette
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is the state’s top attorney, but says he won’t be Governor Rick Snyder’s lawyer if he pursues a particular appeal.   


Bill Schuette
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says lawyers hired by Governor Rick Snyder at public expense are delaying progress in the criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis


Preschool
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Washtenaw Intermediate School District will see an increase in preschool funding under a bill signed by Governor Rick Snyder Monday. 


Classroom
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Governor Rick Snyder traveled to a middle school in Oakland County to sign a $16 billion education budget for the coming fiscal year.  He approved it despite questions over a provision that sends money to private and religious schools. 


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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a $617 million dollar bailout of the Detroit Public Schools – which he says represents a fresh start for the financially and academically struggling district.


MI Legalize
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The campaign trying to legalize marijuana in Michigan has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's six-month time limit to gather petition signatures.


Soo Locks
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Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario are negotiating a strategy to boost trade opportunities in the region. 


Unemployment
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Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate has dropped to 4.7%.  That’s the lowest it’s been in 15 years.   

Fuel Truck
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Governor Rick Snyder says the federal government has extended an order that allows truckers transporting fuel in Michigan to spend more time on the road.   

Orlando Shootings
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Vigils around Michigan last night marked the mass shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 

    

Police in Michigan would be allowed to send cell phone alerts to warn the public of mass shooting incidents under a package of legislation sent to Governor Rick Snyder.  

Cannabis
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A state elections board has rejected petitions filed by the campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan.  The next step appears to be a court battle over the time limits set by the state to gather petition signatures. 


Michigan State Capitol
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The state Legislature has adopted a Republican-only bailout plan for the Detroit Public Schools without the support of Democrats or Detroit lawmakers. 


MILegalize
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The state Elections Bureau says the petition drive to legalize marijuana in Michigan has failed to gather enough signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. 


U.S. Supreme Court
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of potential US Supreme Court nominees with two names from Michigan. 

Job Application
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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate remains unchanged at 4.8%. 


Michigan State House of Representatives
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There’s less money than expected for Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature to put together the next state budget.  There’s also a shortfall in the current fiscal year.  


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder now says it’s possible he deleted some e-mails related to Flint, even though he earlier told a congressional committee that he had not. 


Michigan State Capitol
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The legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis wrapped up hearings Tuesday without hearing from Governor Rick Snyder, his senior aides, or former emergency managers who were in charge of the city at the outset of the debacle.


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