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Governor Appoints Mike Brown as City of Flint Emergency Manager

After announcing the appointment of an Emergency Manager for the City of Hamtramck, Governor Rick Snyder turned his attention to Flint. The governor announced that Mike Brown will replace Ed Kurtz who is retiring

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Governor Snyder Heading Out Across State to Discuss Healthy Michigan Initiative

Update: Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday will continue a series of informational meetings on the urgent need for the state Senate to act on the proposed Healthy Michigan plan. The plan would expand health care coverage for nearly half-a-million Michigan residents while encouraging healthier lifestyles that reduce health care costs

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Snyder Calls Out State Senate on Postponing Medicaid Vote

Governor Rick Snyder expressed his outrage over the state Senate's decision to adjourn for the summer without taking up a vote on health care legislation that the governor says is "vital to Michigan's families and future

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President Obama Approves Governor Snyder Request for Disaster Declaration for 16 Counties

On Tuesday, Governor Rick Snyder announced that President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster area for 16 counties across Michigan due to severe flooding that occurred in April and May.

In a statement, Governor Snyder said "the losses incurred by Michigan's communities have been severe due to the magnitude of the regional flooding

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Governor Snyder Leads Delegation to Israel

Governor Rick Snyder is leading a delegation of state officials and business leaders on a nine-day investment mission to Israel in hopes of increasing bilateral trade and investments, academic cooperation and strengthening Michigan's relationship with the state of Israel

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Governor Signs Fiscal Year 2014 State Budget

On Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder signed House Bills 4228 and 4328 into law, finishing the budget process for the next fiscal year which is set to begin on October 1st.

This is the third year in a row that the state has passed a budget plan ahead of schedule

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Watch it Here: Governor Snyder to Sign Budget

Governor Rick Snyder, Lt. Governor Brian Calley, legislative leaders and budget officials are holding a news conference today at 3 p.m. to sign budget bills.

Watch it live below and follow along with a group chat

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Legislature OKs Wine Tasting at Farmers Markets, Beer Refills at Restaurants

Legislation is on its way to the governor for final approval that would allow small winemakers to offer tastings and sell their wine at farmers markets.

According to WNEM, the bill passed through the Senate 37-0 and is set to be sent to Governor Rick Snyder. It will require winemakers wanting to do business at a farmers market to pay $25 for a permit.

Another bill nearing pa

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Snyder Seeks Presidential Disaster Declaration to Assist 16 Counties in Wake of Recent Flooding

Governor Snyder has requested President Obama to declare a major disaster for the state of Michigan as a result of severe flood damage that occurred in 16 counties from April 16 to May 14.

The affected counties include: Allegan, Barry, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Ionia, Kent, Keweenaw, Marquette, Midland, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ontonagon, Osceola, Ottawa and Saginaw

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Snyder Signs Bill to Reduce Bridge Card Fraud

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill today that will help reduce fraudulent use of Michigan’s food assistance program.

“This is a common-sense bill that will continue efforts to save taxpayer dollars by helping keep the Bridge Cards that are intended to help people in need from reaching the hands of criminals,” Snyder said

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