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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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Snyder Signs Legislation Changing School Retirement System

On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation reforming the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS), resolving the giant retirement cost burdens facing Michigan schools. Public Act 300 will shrink the long-term unfunded liabilities facing the system by more than $15 billion

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Governor Declares September as Preparedness Month

Throughout September, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is joining organizations nationwide to encourage households, businesses and communities to develop an emergency preparedness plan before a disaster strikes

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State-based Romney Family to Participate in Mackinac Bridge Walk

On Monday, September 3rd, members of the Michigan-based Romney family will participate in the Mackinac Bridge Walk, an annual event held every Labor Day since 1958.

Governor Rick Snyder will lead Michiganders across the length of the Mackinac Bridge

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Detroit News Poll Shows Voters Keeping EM Law

A poll released by the Detroit News says if the election were held today, "Michigan's emergency manager law would survive a referendum."

Of the likely voters surveyed statewide, the 2011 law giving state-appointed managers broad powers to suspend union contracts would pass by a margin of 53 percent to 33

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Emergency Manager Law to go Before Voters on November Ballot

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum of the state's emergency manager law should go before voters on the November ballot.

According to MLive, four of the seven justices agreed that the Board of Canvassers must

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