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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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Aramark will boost pay, staffing, training to help fix prison food problems

prison 11-26-13The private company that manages food services in state prisons has agreed to hire more people and improve wages and training. It’s part of an effort to fix the state’s problem-plagued agreement with Aramark.
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Snyder says Metro Detroit flood underpins need for more road funding

SSM flooding 11.18.13Gov. Rick Snyder says massive flooding this week in and around Detroit reinforces the need to boost state spending on roads. Snyder says Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure may have played a role in the floods, although it’s too early to tell for sure.
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