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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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Snyder Signs Bills to Better Position Financially Troubled Schools

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation yesterday intended to assist financially struggling school districts, including Detroit Public Schools (DPS) as they work toward financial reforms.

"This legislation supports our mission to put Michigan school districts, including DPS, in the best possible position to meet their fiscal challenges, emerge stronger, and ensure students can get the quality education they need and deserve," said Snyder

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Michigan Celebrates 175th Birthday

Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed January 26, as Michigan Statehood Day, commemorating 175 years since the state was admitted to the Union as America's 26th state.

"Michigan has a great past but its best days are yet to come," Snyder said

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Reactions to Governor Snyder’s State of State Address

State Representative Jim Ananich of Flint, on the State of the State Address:

"We can't take our foot off the gas in the drive for more jobs in Genesee County and across Michigan. Improving public safety and rebuilding our cities are important priorities, but we will go a long way towards accomplishing these goals if we refocus on strengthening the middle class

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Snyder Informs Highland Park Schools of Decision to Appoint Emergency Mgr

Gov. Rick Snyder today informed the Highland Park School District that he has determined a financial emergency exists in the district, following the report and recommendations of a 10-member, independent financial review team which assessed the district’s finances late last year and reported its findings to the governor last week

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