Items Tagged with 'Rick Snyder'


Clearing the pathways to Michigan's prosperity

October 3, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder has a couple of takeaways from the West Michigan Policy Forum, which last week counted 450 participants from 230 Michigan businesses in almost 50 communities. Read More

State clarifies tax overhaul to avert payouts

September 15, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill to clarify that Michigan never intended to give out-of-state companies a lower tax liability in a 2007 business tax overhaul. Read More

Benton Harbor schools face 'financial crossroads'

August 4, 2014
| By AP
A review team has found a financial crisis in the Benton Harbor school district, which could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager for a community that has a history of struggles. Read More

West Michigan's link to international border crossing is welcome

August 1, 2014
The Right Place Inc. President and CEO Birgit Klohs last week was one of three individuals from Michigan appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the six-member international authority that is overseeing construction of Michigan’s first bridge and international crossing into Canada in 85 years. Read More

New law regarding industrial byproducts

June 27, 2014
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a series of bills last week regarding the storage and use of industrial byproducts such as coal ash, gypsum, foundry sand, and pulp and paper mill ash. Read More

Street Talk: A positive senior moment

The Cup runneth over.

June 27, 2014
In his June 2 Special Message to the Legislature on Aging, Gov. Rick Snyder warned that Michigan “has more work to do to prepare for its aging population. It’s time to reinvent the way we think about aging, in a positive way.” Read More

Gov. Snyder signs $15.8B education budget

June 25, 2014
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a $15.8-billion education budget that includes more money for public universities and a pre-school program for disadvantaged 4-year-olds, along with a more modest boost in K-12 districts' traditional per-student funding. Read More

Auto supplier opens $10M plant

June 23, 2014
An auto supplier has opened a $10-million plant in the region that’s expected to create 85 advanced manufacturing jobs. Read More

Gov. Snyder calls for state to fill 'skills gap'

May 30, 2014
MACKINAC ISLAND — Michigan can gain a competitive edge over other states by filling a skills gap that leads to good jobs going unfilled, because of a lack of qualified candidates, Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday. Read More

Gov. Snyder signs law increasing minimum wage

May 28, 2014
LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill on Tuesday night to boost the minimum wage and avert a ballot initiative to raise the wage higher. Read More