Tag Archives: Rick Snyder

Snyder scales back proposed overhaul of Detroit schools

rick-snyder-mugjpg-446cf7790e6a2ea6Governor Rick Snyder says he’s slowing down his plans to fix Detroit’s schools in order to the process moving. In the face of resistance from Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature, the governor says he wants to break up the work, focusing first on retiring the district’s massive debt.
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New law shields young people from RX drug charges when reporting overdoses

pillsYoung Michiganders will not face drug charges when reporting life-threatening emergencies related to prescription drugs. That’s under a bill Governor Rick Snyder signed into law today (Wed.).

Republican state Representative Al Pscholka introduced the so-called “good Samaritan” law.

The new law takes effect in 90 days.

Detroit schools rescue plan stalls

Detroit-and-Wayne-County-MAThe Legislature is set to recess next week for the balance of 2015 with some big jobs left undone. Governor Rick Snyder was hoping lawmakers would address what he says is the next stage of the Detroit turnaround — and that is doing something to fix the city’s schools. Instead, the governor, Detroit’s parents, and school kids will have to wait ‘til next year.
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Snyder backs energy plan headed to state House floor

Snyder_courtesy_4Governor Rick Snyder has thrown his support behind an energy plan that could be voted on soon by the state House.

The plan would make it harder for customers to move between the utilities and alternative suppliers of electricity. The governor says that would help utilities plan new construction as 19 coal-fired plants are about to shut down.
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Michigan will create “Blue Alert” system to track down people who kill, injure cops

Police StationGovernor Rick Snyder has signed a bill into law meant to help track down people suspected of killing or injuring police officers. The new law allows the State Police to create a “Blue Alert” system. It will use media broadcasts and road signs to spread information about suspects – similar to an Amber Alert system for missing children.

The new law takes effect in 90 days.

Calley signs powdered alcohol ban

Brian CalleyThe sale or possession of powdered alcohol will soon be outlawed in Michigan, with exceptions for hospitals and researchers at universities. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed the bill Wednesday morning because Governor Rick Snyder was in Canada.

The federal government approved powdered alcohol for the marketplace last year, but states also regulate the sale of alcohol. Supporters of the ban say powdered alcohol could be easily used by minors to spike soft drinks. Continue reading

Lawmakers quickly approve $9 million to help address Flint water crisis

flintGov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill containing almost $10 million to help Flint resolve its water crisis.

The bill moved swiftly through the state Legislature – winning unanimous support in both the state House and Senate.
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Gov. Snyder signs bills allowing drivers to show electronic proof of insurance

rick-snyder-mugjpg-446cf7790e6a2ea6Michigan drivers will be able to show electronic proof of insurance during traffic stops.

That’s under a bill Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law on Wednesday.

The new law will take effect in 90 days. Until then, drivers are still required to carry a physical copy of their proof of insurance or face court-imposed fines.

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