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Patricia Drury, Flickr
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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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courtesy Governor Snyder
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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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Michigan Municipal League, Flickr
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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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courtesy Michigan State Police EMHSD
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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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CatalystUniversity, Flickr
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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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courtesy Governor Snyder
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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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courtesy MSP Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division
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Disaster Funds Provided to Communities for Flood Recovery Efforts

Gov. Rick Snyder has committed state disaster contingency funds to Genesee County to further assist local jurisdictions in recovering from severe flooding that occurred on May 3 and 4, 2012. State disaster funds are being provided under the authority of the Governor’s state of emergency proclamation declared for Genesee County on May 11, making available all state resources to assist with local response efforts

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Inforum Michigan, Flickr
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Snyder Declares Energy Emergency

On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan under Executive Order 2012-12, due to the limited availability and temporary shortages of gasoline and diesel fuel in areas of the Upper Peninsula caused by a shutdown of the West Shore Pipeline in Wisconsin

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Alex Wong, Getty Images
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Michigan Reactions to Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder:

"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is legislation that misses the point on the most important reforms needed in our health care system. In the meantime, it has been a detriment to the economic recovery of our country by causing massive uncertainty regarding medical costs which discourages job creation."

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