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Snyder Signs Bills to Protect Youth From Concussions

On Tuesday, Governor Snyder signed legislation to protect young athletes from sports-related concussions.

“Research consistently has shown that concussions are a serious health threat to athletes,” Snyder said

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Seventy-Eight Recruits Join State Police Ranks

Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue today announced that Michigan citizens will soon benefit from the services of 78 additional Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers following the graduation of the 123rd Trooper Recruit School

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Michigan Municipal League, Flickr
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Snyder Signs Bills for Repayment of Falsely Reported Crimes

Late Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation to protect cities against false reports of crimes and other emergencies.

House Bill 5432 allows courts to require those convicted of falsely reporting a crime or medical emergency to reimburse the state or local government

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State Websites, Social Media Sites ‘Go Pink’ to Recognize Breast Cancer

To recognize October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all official state of Michigan social media accounts will be "going pink" this week.

The "M" in the Pure Michigan logo, usually seen in blue or green, will be made pink in social media profile images and platform backgrounds

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Bill Pugliano, Getty Images
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Snyder Signs Bills for Better Inspections of Nursing Homes, Fleeing and Eluding Law

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation to create a more thorough and effective nursing home inspection process.

Senate Bill 884, sponsored by state Sen. Goeff Hansen, ensures several improvements to the review procedure, including more timely revisits and responses to correction plans

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my_southborough, Flickr
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Snyder Signs VO-4 Legislation Strengthening Penalties for Repeat Felons

On Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Violent Offense-Fourth Felony (VO-4) legislation, requiring a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison for violent repeat offenders. The measure is part of Attorney General Bill Schuette’s public safety and crime prevention initiative

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Snyder Completes Second Trade Mission to China

Gov. Rick Snyder is back in Michigan after a 10-day trade mission visiting business and government leaders in five cities in China. The governor expressed confidence in the trip and that the country’s burgeoning economy could mean significant opportunities for Michigan businesses and, in time, more jobs for Michigan residents

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Governor Promotes Michigan at Western China International Fair

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Snyder convened a business-to-business matchmaking session and roundtable discussion with Sichuan Executive Vice Governor Wei Hong as leaders of 21 Michigan companies continued their export mission in China

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State and Detroit to Partner on Belle Isle

On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced a tentative landmark agreement to preserve, protect and enhance Belle Isle as a state park. The city of Detroit will maintain ownership under the agreement with the state of Michigan and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) leasing the land under contract

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Governor Proposes Regulatory Reform for Blue Cross

Gov. Rick Snyder today proposed sweeping changes to how Michigan’s largest health insurance provider is regulated, calling for it to become a nonprofit mutual insurance company that is regulated under the Michigan Insurance Code like all other health insurers in the state

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