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Gov. Snyder Signs Detroit ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

On Friday morning, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that creates the state's contribution to Detroit's "Grand Bargain" settlement. In doing so, the governor said the historic, bipartisan legislation shows all Michigan stands together in Detroit's revitalization

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Michigan Legislature Adjourns for Summer without Road Fix Deal

The Michigan Legislature adjourned for their summer recess on Thursday without a deal to fund fixing the state's deteriorating roads. According to WNEM, talks broke down over a proposed gradual increase to the state's gasoline tax. The plan would have allowed the 19-cents-a-gallon tax rise each year by the annual change in highway construction costs.

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State Senate Rejects Gasoline Tax Increase to Fix Roads

A proposal to raise the state's gasoline tax as a way to improve Michigan's roads and bridges has stalled in the Senate.

According to NBC 25, senators broke early this morning (6/12) after a marathon session without passing a measure that would more than double the 19 cents a gallon tax within five years. The Senate also couldn't come to an agreement to switch from a flat per-gallon t

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State Goes Purple in Recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and the official State of Michigan social media accounts and web pages have gone purple to help bring attention to these important issues.

In a statement, Governor Rick Snyder said "Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death int he United States, and 1-in-3 older adults over age 85 suffer from Alzheimer's

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Snyder Says Michigan Must Better Plan to Serve Growing Numbers of Older Adults [Video]

In a special message to the legislature on aging, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said the state must better plan to serve the growing population of older adults. The governor presented his special message during a visit to the Older Persons' Commission in Rochester

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Eight More Michigan State Police Troopers Heading to Flint

Eight more Michigan State Police Troopers are heading to Flint next week. MLive says a spokesman for Gov. Snyder said the number of troopers will increase from 46 to 54.

The move comes as Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Early announced pl

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Snyder Signs Bill to Raise Michigan’s Minimum Wage to $9.25

Governor Rick Snyder signed bi-partisan legislation on Tuesday night that will raise Michigan's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018. When signing the legislation, Snyder said the minimum wage raise will help hard-working residents without hindering the state's improving economy

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Gov. Snyder’s Mobile Office Hours to Make Flint Area Stops

Governor Rick Snyder's Office of Constituent Services is bringing back its mobile office hours to help answer questions, address concerns, take suggestions and increase access to state government.

Snyder said "this a is a great opportunity for Michiganders to share their thoughts with representatives from my office

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Governor Snyder Announces Statewide Recycling Initiative

On Monday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced a statewide plan designed to increase residential recycling across the state. He also announced appointments to a nine-member Recycling Council to guide the plan's implementation

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State Police Encourage Residents to Prepare Before Severe Weather Strikes

With Governor Rick Snyder proclaiming this week Severe Weather Awareness Week, the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) is encouraging Michigan residents to prepare before severe weather strikes this spring and summer

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