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Local governments: Tax Day study shows state not paying fair share

moneyLocal officials say not enough of the revenue Michigan takes in around Tax Day goes to cities, towns, and counties.
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Snyder sued for not recognizing same-sex marriages



The ACLU and eight same-sex couples have sued the state. As Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports, they say Michigan has to recognize their marriages while a court decision is under appeal.
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Some prominent Democrats skeptical about proposal to fix roads


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A state House Republican plan to fix Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure is drawing criticism from some prominent Democrats.
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Calley signs road funding bill

La Fonda Overcrossing being taken down during Highway 1 widening.A new mid-year state budget bill will spend 215 (m) million dollars on road construction and maintenance. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.
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Governor meets with legislative leaders to hammer out road fix, Medicaid deal

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAState lawmakers are about to dive into the process of crafting a budget for next fiscal year. But they have to fix some problems with the current year’s budget first.
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Gov. Rick Snyder expands the Michigan Advanced Technician Training.

RickSnyderGovernor Rick Snyder plans to expand a program that allows students to earn an associate’s degree at no cost and to get paid while doing it.
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Governor Snyder wants more renewables, less coal in Michigan

Gov1219-fotoGovernor Rick Snyder says it’s time for state lawmakers to set new energy goals for Michigan. He says those goals should include burning less coal and increasing renewable energy production over the next decade.
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Governor Synder makes pledge to States Farm Bureau

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder pledged new support to the state’s farm industry. Specifically, he pledged to promote increased immigration opportunities for farm workers. Read more

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Environmental groups expect Snyder to push for more clean energy

windmill 11-27-13Michigan environmental groups say they expect Governor Rick Snyder to call for more clean energy in a speech next month.

Those expectations are based on a series of new reports on energy production in Michigan – the last of which hit Snyder’s desk this week. The study shows utilities are on track to meet or exceed the state’s current clean energy standards. It also says Michigan could produce up to 30% of its energy using renewable sources by 2035.

“We’re seeing economic development in the state and we’re seeing health benefits, protection of natural resources – so, kind of wins across the board,” said Michigan Environmental Council Policy Director James Clift.

“I expect (Governor Snyder) to say, ‘Hey, let’s keep going.’”

Clift says the study also gives him hope that lawmakers will pass new standards sometime next year.

“Hopefully these reports will help build that consensus of a positive package for Michigan so that it’s something the Legislature can take up, even during an election year.”
Governor Snyder’s address on his energy policy priorities is expected around mid-December.

Click here to view the financial reports:http://www.michigan.gov/energy

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