Tag Archives: Governor Rick Snyder

Bill to create alert system to track down cop killers headed to Snyder’s desk

rick-snyder-mugjpg-446cf7790e6a2ea6The state Legislature has given its OK to create an alert system for people suspected of killing or injuring on-duty police officers.

The “blue alert” system would be similar to amber alert systems for missing children. It would use media broadcasts and highway signs to send out information on suspects who are at-large and considered a public threat. Continue reading

Gov. Snyder faces uphill battle to win legislative support for DPS rescue

Gov. Snyder answers questions from reporters on Monday about his plan to rescue Detroit Public Schools. The governor will likely have to battle local control concerns, ‘bailout fatigue’ to convince state lawmakers to approve the plan.

Gov. Snyder answers questions from reporters on Monday about his plan to rescue Detroit Public Schools. The governor will likely have to battle local control concerns, ‘bailout fatigue’ to convince state lawmakers to approve the plan.

Gov. Rick Snyder wants the Legislature to adopt an expensive, controversial plan to overhaul Detroit’s schools by the end of the year.

Snyder outlined his plan in Detroit on Monday. The goal is to rescue Detroit Public Schools (DPS) from crushing debt and dismal academic results.

The proposal would split the district in two. A new body would oversee education and normal school operations. The old DPS would exist only to collect taxes and pay down debt. Continue reading

Gov Snyder orders flags to be lowered in honor of a fallen MSP Trooper


Governor Rick Snyder has ordered all U.S. flags in the state capitol and all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff September 1 to honor a fallen Michigan State Police Trooper.

Trooper Chad Wolf died from injuries sustained while on duty August 28. He was on his patrol motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle and dragged underneath. Continue reading

Snyder still confident of road deal in 2015

Governor Rick Snyder press event at M-10 and LTU to Fix the Roads.

Governor Rick Snyder says he hasn’t given up on getting a deal for more than a $1 billion dollars in new road revenue through the Legislature. Lawmakers adjourned this week without voting on a roads package.

But, at an event in Detroit, the governor said he’s still confident a deal can come together in 2015. Continue reading

Snyder signs new budget, remains optimistic about road deal

Governor Rick Snyder has signed the new 54-billion dollar state budget. It has money for roads, schools, prisons, and healthcare. But a solution on funding road repairs remains elusive.

Governor Snyder says voters sent a message when they rejected Proposal One last month, and that was for the state to come up with the money to fix roads. The new budget has some stop-gap funding, but falls far short of the 1.2 billion dollars in new revenue that he’s called for. Continue reading

Bills would shield faith-based adoption agency from effects of SCOTUS ruling


Controversial adoption on its way to Governor Rick Snyder would allow faith-based adoption agencies that take public money to refuse to work with same-sex couples. That’s even if the US Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. Continue reading

Snyder administration outlines 30-year water plan

Lake Superior

Lake Superior

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration has released a first draft of a 30-year strategy for protecting and improving the state’s water resources.

The plan says there are environmental and economic benefits to protecting and improving lakes, rivers, and streams. The plan includes connecting waterways to promote tourism. Also, fixing outdated sewer and drinking water systems. Continue reading

State Senate to consider prevailing wage repeal next week

The state Senate will move forward with legislation to end prevailing wage requirements in Michigan. The state and many communities require that workers on publicly-funded construction projects get union-level pay and benefits. Continue reading

Governor Snyder says he’s glad to see action on no-fault


Governor Rick Snyder says he’s glad the state Senate debated and voted on legislation to make some changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law. But he’s not ready to endorse what the Senate did this week. Continue reading

Police, corrections take biggest cuts in budget-balancing plans

rick-snyder-mugjpg-446cf7790e6a2ea6Governor Rick Snyder’s budget-cutting order looks mostly to reductions in State Police, corrections, and health care spending as a first step toward retiring a deficit.
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