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Minimum Wage Set to Increase on Monday

Michigan's minimum wage is set to increase on Monday for the first time in six years. Following recent legislation by the Michigan Legislature and later signed by Governor Rick Snyder, the state's minimum wage will increase from the current $7

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Gov. Snyder Talks Immigration, Roads, Public Safety and More with WFNT 1470 [Audio]

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder spoke with WFNT 1470 AM today. Snyder discussed the possibility of undocumented children coming across the U.S. - Mexico border being temporarily housed here. He also talked about Flint still being under control of an emergency manager, public safety, the roads, medical marijuana expansion and his campaign for re-election

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More than 323,000 Enroll for Healthy Michigan Program

According to Governor Rick Snyder's office, more than 323,000 have enrolled for Michigan's expanded Medicaid program since it first launched earlier this year. The Healthy Michigan Plan extends health care benefits to a half-million low-income residents

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Gov. Snyder Signs Michigan’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Governor Rick Snyder signed the state's Fiscal Year 2015 budget package on Monday that includes investment in education, transportation and public safety.

Synder signed House Bill 5313, known as the General Omnibus Bill, that he says reflects a state growing stronger by focusing on improving the quality of life for Michiganders of all ages

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Snyder Signs Bills Preventing Discrimination Against Breast Feeding Mothers

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation on Tuesday to prevent discrimination against breast-feeding mothers. When signing the bills, the governor said "breast-feeding is a natural act with many proven benefits

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Gov. Snyder Signs Bills to Increase Penalties for Drive-By Shootings

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation on Monday that will increase penalties for drive-by shootings.

In a statement, Snyder said "the safety and wellbeing of all Michiganders is and always will be a top priority

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Gov. Snyder Signs Detroit ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

On Friday morning, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that creates the state's contribution to Detroit's "Grand Bargain" settlement. In doing so, the governor said the historic, bipartisan legislation shows all Michigan stands together in Detroit's revitalization

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Michigan Legislature Adjourns for Summer without Road Fix Deal

The Michigan Legislature adjourned for their summer recess on Thursday without a deal to fund fixing the state's deteriorating roads. According to WNEM, talks broke down over a proposed gradual increase to the state's gasoline tax. The plan would have allowed the 19-cents-a-gallon tax rise each year by the annual change in highway construction costs.

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State Senate Rejects Gasoline Tax Increase to Fix Roads

A proposal to raise the state's gasoline tax as a way to improve Michigan's roads and bridges has stalled in the Senate.

According to NBC 25, senators broke early this morning (6/12) after a marathon session without passing a measure that would more than double the 19 cents a gallon tax within five years. The Senate also couldn't come to an agreement to switch from a flat per-gallon t

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State Goes Purple in Recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and the official State of Michigan social media accounts and web pages have gone purple to help bring attention to these important issues.

In a statement, Governor Rick Snyder said "Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death int he United States, and 1-in-3 older adults over age 85 suffer from Alzheimer's

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