A state panel will be named soon to look into improving Michigan’s dismal literacy rate. Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive order Wednesday creating the new PreK-12 Literacy Commission. Continue reading →
Michigan’s monthly job rate has dropped slightly to 4.6 percent. But it’s not because more people are working. The one-tenth of a percentage point is because of a shrinking number of people competing for jobs. Continue reading →
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that encourages judges to send younger offenders into alternatives to jail and programs that put them into contact with adults who commit crimes.
The goal is to expand services already available to help young offenders turn around their lives and clear their records. Continue reading →
Law enforcement officials have asked Governor Rick Snyder to shut down his administration’s investigation into the state’s handling of the Flint water crisis. They say it’s conflicting with their criminal inquiries. Continue reading →
The legislative committee looking into the Flint water crisis wrapped up hearings Tuesday without hearing from Governor Rick Snyder, his senior aides, or former emergency managers who were in charge of the city at the outset of the debacle. Continue reading →
Governor Rick Snyder took the stage to face an angry crowd in Flint today (Wed.). About a thousand people were gathered in a high school gymnasium to hear President Obama’s address in the city’s drinking water crisis. Many booed as the governor spoke for about two and a half minutes.
Governor Snyder is widely blamed in Flint for decisions that led to lead-tainted drinking water. Continue reading →
Governor Rick Snyder arrives back home tomorrow (Sat.) following a week-long economic development trip to Europe.
The governor attended a manufacturing conference in Germany, toured a skilled trade training center in Switzerland, met with auto industry executives in Italy, and checked out state-of-the-art water infrastructure in The Netherlands – which, he says could serve as a model for lead pipe replacement in Flint.
The governor says he will resume his promise to drink filtered water from Flint for 30 days once he’s back.
“So I’ll be back drinking Flint water this weekend.”
The governor says he’ll add at least seven days of drinking Flint water to make up for the week he was in Europe.
Governor Rick Snyder addressed Wednesday’s announcement on criminal charges in the Flint water crisis in an afternoon press conference. He called investigations into wrongdoing in Flint “critically important”.
Snyder says both state employees have been suspended without pay following the criminal charges.
He says a concurrent investigation by the Michigan State Police is still ongoing.
Democrats at the state Capitol say they plan to put up a fight over spending on criminal defense attorneys for Governor Rick Snyder. Those lawyers are defending him against legal troubles arising from the Flint water crisis. Continue reading →