Tag Archives: Rick Snyder

Gay marriage ban defenders Snyder, Schuette say they’ll respect SCOTUS decision

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke with reporters in Lansing after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down marriage bans across the country – including Michigan’s ban, which Schuette fought to uphold in court.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke with reporters in Lansing after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down marriage bans across the country – including Michigan’s ban, which Schuette fought to uphold in court.

Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette say they’ll respect and enforce today’s (Fri.) same-sex marriage ruling.
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Snyders say Michigan putting its money where its mouth is on reducing sexual assault

Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, and sexual assault survivors spoke with reporters during Monday’s Campus Sexual Assault Summit in Lansing.

Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, and sexual assault survivors spoke with reporters during Monday’s Campus Sexual Assault Summit in Lansing.

For the first time, Michigan will spend general fund dollars to prevent sexual assault on college campuses.
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Board to decide if pot legalization, prevailing wage petition drives will move forward

potTuesday is a critical day for two groups – one which hopes to legalize and tax recreational marijuana in Michigan, and another which seeks to ban prevailing wage requirements in the state.
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Snyder opposes e-cigarette rules that don’t classify them as tobacco

blue-ego-ce4-3The state Senate could vote tomorrow (Tue.) on legislation that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. But Governor Rick Snyder (R) says he’s against the bills and hopes lawmakers will adopt a different course.
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Snyder: Helping inmates find jobs key to stopping cycle of crime

prison 11-26-13Gov. Rick Snyder outlined a public safety agenda on Monday that includes parole and sentencing reforms, job training for inmates, and more help finding a job once they’re released from prison.

Snyder says there are data-driven ways to reduce the state’s prison population without compromising public safety. Continue reading

State Board of Education considers taking Snyder to court over executive order

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The state Board of Education (SBE) is considering a court challenge to an executive order signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The order takes control of Michigan’s School Reform Office away from the elected SBE and state education officials. It puts the office, which is meant to oversee Michigan’s lowest performing schools, directly under Snyder’s control.
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State health and human services departments to merge, unions fear outsourcing

SnyderGov. Rick Snyder will announce during his State of the State address tonight that two of the state’s largest departments will merge. Snyder will issue an executive order combining the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Community Health (DCH).
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