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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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Snyder says workforce, roads – but not tax cuts — will be focus of second term

Bob Fluke of Lansing brought a gay pride flag to the inauguration. He wants the governor and lawmakers to make the issue a priority.

Bob Fluke of Lansing brought a gay pride flag to the inauguration. He wants the governor and lawmakers to make the issue a priority.

Governor Rick Snyder delivers his second inaugural address from the steps of the state Capitol

Governor Rick Snyder delivers his second inaugural address from the steps of the state Capitol

Governor Rick Snyder has begun his second term as Michigan’s 48th governor. He took the oath of office in a ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol in the freezing cold.
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