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Department of Natural Resources recovery of Grand Traverse County over halfway done

Downed tree at Glen Lake boat launch in Grand Traverse County.  Courtesy of the DNR.

Downed tree at Glen Lake boat launch in Grand Traverse County. Courtesy of the DNR.

Governor Rick Snyder has declared a State of Emergency in Grand Traverse County in response to severe weather earlier this month.

The storms knocked out power across the region, and downed thousands of trees, including many on state property. Continue reading

Snyder announces Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week


The Great Lakes are home to more than 180 aquatic invasive species.

With more species on their way Governor Snyder has announced that the week leading up to the 4th of July is now considered Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week in Michigan.
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Snyder to sign part of road funding proposal Monday as opposition organizes

Snyder1Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to start signing bills Monday as part of a package to boost state road funding. The legislation is contingent on a May ballot question that would raise Michigan’s sales tax from six percent to seven percent. Continue reading

Snyder: ADA compliance includes websites

Michigan.gov website.

Michigan.gov website.

The state of Michigan is close to wrapping up a plan to make programs more easily available to people with disabilities.

The state recently completed an audit of how its agencies are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Gov. Rick Snyder discussed the project at a recent conference on employment and people with disabilities.
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Governor signs bill to move Court of Claims

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Governor Rick Snyder has moved lawsuits challenging some of his administration’s most-controversial policies to a new panel of judges on the state Court of Appeals. The governor has signed a bill that shakes up the court that hears big lawsuits against the state.
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Snyder to testify in Detroit bankruptcy hearing

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder will take the stand this afternoon as part of a hearing on Detroit’s bankruptcy filing. Attorneys for city employee unions intend to question the governor about the decision to allow the bankruptcy

Snyder was also questioned earlier this month as part of a deposition. The governor agreed to waive his executive privilege to testify.
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