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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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Snyder Signs Bill to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a series of bills that clarify and improve the pre-foreclosure and foreclosure process and will help keep Michigan residents in their homes. This bipartisan legislative package passed both chambers unanimously

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State Treasurer Recommends 2nd Review of Detroit’s Finances

State Treasurer Andy Dillon is recommending a second review of Detroit's finances after saying he's found  "probable financial stress."

The Detroit News reports Dillon recommended today that Gov. Rick Snyder send a formal team to review Detroit's books, the second step on a path that could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager o

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Charter school reform bill signed by governor

Parents and students will have more options about where to attend school under landmark charter school reform legislation signed into law by the governor Tuesday.

The bill signing marks an important milestone in efforts to transform Michigan’s educational system into a performance-based system that puts student needs first

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