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Bill Signed Clarifying Graduate Student Research Assistants

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation today clarifying that graduate student research assistants are not public employees as recognized by the state Public Employee Relations Act.

The act, also known as PERA, defines a public employee as someone who holds a position by employment or appointment in state government, in the government of a political subdivision in the state, in a public school or in any other branch of public service

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Hear WFNT’s One-on-One Interview with Governor Snyder

Governor Snyder unveiled his special message on public safety in Flint. The governor says "smart justice" is the key to safer communities and economic growth.

Click below to hear WFNT's one-on-one interview with Governor Snyder:

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Hear Reactions to Gov. Snyder’s Address on Public Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear reactions from local officials to Governor Snyder's address on public safety.

 

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling gave his reaction to the Governor's address and also spoke on the Flint City Jail which will reopen:

Flint Police Chief Alvern Lock spoke on the Governor's address on Public Safety:

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton spoke on the Governor's mention that Prosecutors would receive more resources and the reopening of the Flint City Jail:

State Representative Jim Ananich had this to say about the Governor's address:

"A comprehensive strategy like the one Governor Snyder proposed is the right approach, we just need to make sure we provide the resources it'll take to make it successful. I'll continue to work on securing more funding t

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Governor Snyder to Unveil Public Safety Plan in Flint

Governor Rick Snyder will unveil his public safety plan in Flint on Wednesday. The special message, previously promised by the Governor during his State of State address in January, will take place at Flint City Hall at 11 a

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Emergency Mgr for Highland Park Schools Reappointed

Governor Rick Snyder today followed the recommendation of the independent Highland Park Schools review team, confirming his determination that a financial emergency exists in the Highland Park School District and reappointing Jack Martin as Emergency Manager

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Ananich Offers Plan For More Police

State Representative Jim Ananich (D-Flint) offered a proposal to put 1,000 more police on the job during a House Appropriations Committee Hearing yesterday. The plan would invest $140 million over two years and direct the bulk of funding to communities with higher crime rates and are under financial review or currently have a financial manager

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Snyder Appoints Richard Miller as State Fire Marshal

Governor Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Richard W. Miller of Dearborn as state fire marshal.

The state fire marshal leads the Michigan Bureau of Fire Services within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and also serves as a member , or ex-officio member, of the State Fire Safety Board, Fire Fighters Training Council and State Board of Mechanical Rules

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Snyder Signs Bill to Streamline Judgeships

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation to eliminate judgeships in certain areas to reflect changes in caseloads and population shifts.

Following the recommendations put forward biennially by the State Court Administrative Office, the bills will eliminate judgeships in districts identified as having more judges then necessary

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Wings Coach Babcock Wants State to Help With New Arena

Detroit Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock wants the state to help finance a new arena in Detroit according to the Detroit News. The News says Babcock made the comments about a new arena when he called into 97.1 The Ticket on Tuesday.

Babcock said "if you want the city to come back, you go

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Snyder Signs Bills Allowing Dissolution of Road Commissions

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation today allowing more counties to absorb their county road commissions, bringing greater accountability and efficiency to local government.

House Bills 5125 and 5126, sponsored by state Reps

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