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Gov. Snyder Signs Bills to Help Fight Blight, Prevent Bridge Card Fraud

Governor Snyder signed legislation on Wednesday that will help strengthen penalties for owners of blighted properties and prevent Bridge Card fraud.

Of the four bills that will help fight blight, Governor Snyder said 'this is a good plan that will give more tools to communities throughout Michigan that are fighting blight

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AAA: Estimated 2.9 Million Michigan Residents Plan Year-End Holiday Travel

An estimated 2.9 million Michigan residents - on par with last year - will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Christmas holiday period according to AAA. Nationwide, AAA forecasts over 94 million Americans will travel, a slight increase from last year

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Gas Prices Fall Almost Nine Cents Reports AAA Michigan

State motorists will find the average gas price has fallen almost nine cents this week AAA Michigan reports. Michigan's current statewide average is just over $3.14 per gallon which is 12 cents than last year at this time

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Watch It Here: Gov. Snyder to Help Make Jobs Announcement at GM Plant in Flint

Governor Rick Snyder will be in Flint today where he is expected to take part in a major announcement from General Motors. It's believed that a multi-million dollar expansion at GM's Flint Assembly Plant on Van Slyke will be announced

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Governor Snyder Commends Michigan Legislature on Successful Year

The Michigan Legislature's 2013 session came to a close on Thursday night and in a statement Governor Rick Snyder congratulated them for a "successful year:"

"I commend my partners in the state House and Senate on their thoughtful, hard work this year

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MSP Reports Decrease in Traffic Fatalities During 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

The Michigan State Police (MSP) has announced a decrease in traffic fatalities during the 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. According to a news release from the MSP, preliminary reports show eight people lost their lives in eight separate crashes

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Grand Rapids Named Lonely Planet’s No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination for 2014

Grand Rapids scored some high marks from Lonely Planet!

The marks were so good that Lonely Planet put Grand Rapids atop its list of "Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014."

Grand Rapids beat out destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and Lana'i, Hawaii!

Lonely Planet credits Grand Rapids' craft breweries along with the festivals cele

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Gas Prices Up Ever So Slightly Across State, Flint Prices Among Lowest

Gas prices across the state of Michigan are up ever so slightly according to AAA Michigan. The average price of gas across the state is up almost two cents with a statewide average of $3.23 per gallon

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‘Tis The Season When Snowplows Need Room to Groom

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the County Road Association of Michigan wants to remind all motorists that "Snowplows Need Room to Groom." Michigan weather isn't easy to tackle therefore we need to give plowing trucks plenty of room to do their job and make sure we drive appropriately to make our roads safer

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Read Governor Snyder’s Statement on Detroit Being Ruled Eligible for Bankruptcy

Gov. Rick Snyder today offered the following statement on U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes’ determination that Detroit is eligible to proceed with bankruptcy proceedings under Chapter 9:

 
“Today, the federal court allowed Detroit to stay on the path toward a brighter future.  A future where streetli

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