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Rick Snyder

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  • Michigan governor puts renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs

    Only a few short years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state's economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in technology and...
  • US, Canada reach key funding deal for Detroit-Windsor bridge

    The Obama administration and Canada have agreed on financing a key piece of a planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, the two governments announced Wednesday. The agreement involves a funding mechanism for a toll plaza on the...
  • Michigan pays $558 per hour to firm in child welfare case

    A state agency is bypassing state attorneys and paying a private law firm $558 an hour in an aggressive effort to try to end court oversight of Michigan's child welfare system. The Michigan attorney general's office, whose lawyers are on salary,...
  • Panel confirms state's low-level radioactive waste standards

    A state panel has updated how Michigan handles radioactive sludge with no major changes to past protocols. The state Department of Environment Quality says Friday that the review has confirmed disposal guidelines for low-activity radioactive materials....
  • AP Interview: Chairman says Democrats must 'start winning'

    Lon Johnson, who took the helm of the Michigan Democratic Party two years ago promising that new strategies could win races, said Democrats lost too much in 2014 and must triumph in 2016 and beyond by better explaining their plan to voters. "We have to...
  • GM confirms electric vehicle to be built in Orion Township

    CHICAGO – General Motors will build an electric vehicle based on the Chevrolet Bolt concept that will be sold in all 50 states. It will be built at the Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Alan Batey, president of GM North America, announced...
  • Michigan House committee moves on closing budget shortfall

    Michigan's House Appropriations Committee has given final approval to Gov. Rick Snyder's $102 million executive budget cut order to meet part of the state's projected revenue shortfall. The committee voted 19-10 Thursday to approve the order, which would...
  • Michigan legislators approve first round of budget cuts

    Michigan will slice $102 million from the state budget after legislative committees on Thursday approved Gov. Rick Snyder's request for the cuts to help compensate for a shortfall in tax revenue. Snyder's executive order calling for the cuts could only...
  • Report: Michigan residents sent more waste to landfills last year, showing need for recycling

    A new report says the volume of solid waste sent to landfills in Michigan jumped by more than 2 million cubic yards last year — a 5.6 percent increase. The Department of Environmental Quality released its annual solid waste report this week. It...
  • Gov. Rick Snyder proposes more than $207.3M in Michigan budget cuts to address shortfall

    Michigan would cover a state budget shortfall with a mix of one-time and ongoing cuts across state departments, including a $12 million reduction in film incentives under a plan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday. The cuts will be made through an...
  • Snyder proposes $54B budget with focus on 3rd-grade reading, skilled trades, dental coverage

    Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday unveiled a $54 billion budget that he said prioritizes education and health care while cutting spending this year and next because larger tax incentive credits are being claimed by companies than expected. The...