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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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Snyder Endorses Romney for GOP Nomination

Governor Rick Snyder has endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the GOP Presidential nomination. Snyder made the endorsement in an op-ed for today's Detroit News. Snyder says "that our next president must understand how markets work and know how to get our nation back on track" in his endorsement. He will make it offic

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Michigan’s Tax Rankings Improve

Speaking at the Detroit Economic Club today, Governor Rick Snyder announced that the state’s corporate tax ranking has improved from 49th to 7th in the nation, according to the State Business Tax Climate Index

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Snyder’s FY 2013 Budget Attempts to Address Public Safety

In the Wall Street Journal's article, Michigan Takes On Its Deadly Cities, it was argued that the fight to make Michigan's most troubled cities safer  "promises to be tougher" for Governor Rick Snyder who today presented his fiscal year 2013 state budget and attempts to address public safety in it.

Public safety is one of five priorities targeted by the governor for "strategic investments" in the budget. Snyder has recommended:

 

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