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Schuette Crime Bill Passes Senate, VO-4 Bill Heads to House

Attorney General Bill Schuette's crime legislation, known as VO-4, has passed through the Michigan Senate.

The VO-4 plan allows prosecutors to require a minimum 25-year sentence for repeat violent offenders who have amassed four felony convictions while progressing to more violent crimes

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Snyder Signs Bill to Increase No-Fault Insurance Recovery Cap

Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill Thursday increasing an at-fault driver's liability to cover costs to repair or replace a vehicle.

House Bill 5362 increases the amount a no-fault insurance holder is eligible to collect from $500 to $1,000

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MDOT Announces Wounded Veterans Internship Program

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is introducing a new program focused on helping wounded military veterans transition into the civilian workforce. The Wounded Veterans Internship Program offers wounded veterans paid internships at MDOT facilities throughout the state and is federally funded by the Federal Highway Association (FHWA)

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Snyder Signs Bills to Create Tax Checkoff for Special Olympics

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation on Tuesday allowing taxpayers to donate through their income tax return to Special Olympics Michigan.

House Bills 4632 and Senate Bill 381 create a tax checkoff to benefit Special Olympics

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Gov. Snyder Requests Presidential Disaster For Genesee County Flooding

Governor Rick Snyder today requested President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for the State of Michigan as a result of heavy rainfall and flood damage that occurred in Genesee County from May 3-5

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Snyder Signs Bill to Increase Efficiency of 21st Century Jobs Fund

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation yesterday to streamline the 21st Century Jobs Fund and reduce administrative costs.

Senate Bill 929 provides flexibility in selecting projects to receive dollars from the 21st Century Jobs Fund and bring municipalities into the decision making process

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State Budget Targets to Provide More for Education, Personal Tax Relief

An agreement on spending targets by the governor  and legislative leaders adds funding to the budget recommendation for fiscal year 2013, with the bulk of the new funding slated for K-12 education and a reduction in personal income taxes

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Snyder Signs Bill to Aid Low-Income Homeowners w/Poverty Exemptions

Governor Snyder recently signed legislation to simplify the process for low-income residents seeking a property tax exemption on their home.

House Bill 5178 makes it easier to apply for a poverty exemption on a principal residence, ensuring Michigan's neediest residents get the help they need

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Snyder Signs Bill Expanding Educational Opportunities

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation yesterday expanding educational opportunities and choices for students and families by increasing the number of cyber charter schools and broadening eligibility for dual enrollment programs

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Bill Providing Medical Amnesty to Minors Seeking Alcohol Treatment Signed

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation today providing medical amnesty for minors who seek treatment for alcohol poisoning either for themselves or another individual.

Currently individuals under the age of 21 can receive a misdemeanor offense for the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol, which sometimes deters minors from seeking proper medical attention

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