Governor Rick Snyder says improving services for the mentally ill is a major civil rights issue. And he says it’s a high priority in his second term.
A new commission will be tasked with finding ways to cut Michigan’s prison spending without compromising public safety. Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation on Monday creating the panel.
State lawmakers have just nine or ten more session days in 2014, and still no consensus on how to raise money to help fix Michigan’s roads.
A bill that would change the way Michigan casts its electoral college votes for president is expected to be introduced during the state Legislature’s “lame-duck” session. It would assign electoral votes by congressional district. Right now, Michigan awards all 16 of its votes to a single candidate. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder is asking state departments to hire more people who have disabilities.
Gov. Rick Snyder says one of his budget priorities in his second term would be to expand a program that helps low-income kids get dental care.
As most Michigan students enjoy their summer vacations, some schools are using new state funding to add air conditioning and retrofit their buildings so they can teach year-round.
Governor Rick Snyder says a deal with a private contractor to provide food for state prisons could be terminated if there are future problems with the company. Aramark Food Services was awarded the $145 million, three-year contract last December. But the arrangement has been beset by problems since then.
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that requires police and hospitals to handle rape evidence kits in a timely fashion. It’s a response to the discovery in 2009 of 11,000 abandoned evidence kits in a Detroit police warehouse.