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Snyder applauds Obama for approving flood assistance for Metro Detroit


Gov. Rick Snyder is applauding President Obama for approving financial assistance for people affected by massive flooding in and around Detroit.

Snyder says the August floods caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. He says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can now work with individual victims to determine how much money is available to them. Continue reading

Snyder signs Detroit rescue package, stresses city’s recovery

file8831282848632Governor Rick Snyder has signed the legislation that authorizes the state’s $195 million contribution to the Detroit bankruptcy settlement. The governor says the settlement is a good deal for taxpayers because it sets the stage for the city’s comeback.
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Gov. Rick Snyder expands the Michigan Advanced Technician Training.

RickSnyderGovernor Rick Snyder plans to expand a program that allows students to earn an associate’s degree at no cost and to get paid while doing it.
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Environmental groups expect Snyder to push for more clean energy

windmill 11-27-13Michigan environmental groups say they expect Governor Rick Snyder to call for more clean energy in a speech next month.

Those expectations are based on a series of new reports on energy production in Michigan – the last of which hit Snyder’s desk this week. The study shows utilities are on track to meet or exceed the state’s current clean energy standards. It also says Michigan could produce up to 30% of its energy using renewable sources by 2035.

“We’re seeing economic development in the state and we’re seeing health benefits, protection of natural resources – so, kind of wins across the board,” said Michigan Environmental Council Policy Director James Clift.

“I expect (Governor Snyder) to say, ‘Hey, let’s keep going.’”

Clift says the study also gives him hope that lawmakers will pass new standards sometime next year.

“Hopefully these reports will help build that consensus of a positive package for Michigan so that it’s something the Legislature can take up, even during an election year.”
Governor Snyder’s address on his energy policy priorities is expected around mid-December.

Click here to view the financial reports:http://www.michigan.gov/energy