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OPINION: Kevin Cotter out of touch with constituents on gay rights

By John Irwin

Gov. Rick Snyder called on the state legislature to reintroduce a bill that would extend state anti-discrimination protections to Michigan’s gay and transgender residents during his State of the State address last week. 355 more words


"The Ugly Assumptions Driving The Policy": GOP Governors Recommit To Welfare Drug-Testing Schemes

The Wall Street Journal recently noted that when it comes to welfare recipients, “few” applicants have been caught up in the “drug-screening net.” How few? The piece noted that in Arizona, for example, between 2011 and 2014, over 108,000 people seeking benefits were subjected to drug screen. 466 more words


Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's 'River of Opportunity' vision doesn't float with critics

Maybe you’re the kind of political junkie who likes to warm up for the State of the Union speech by taking in a State of the State speech as an appetizer. 392 more words

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Focus on expanding jobs, re-envisioning gov't programs to be key points of 2015 State of the State

Fox 17’s Josh Sidorowicz will have live reports from Lansing on FOX 17 News at 5, 6 and 10.

LANSING, Mich. — Republican Governor Rick Snyder will set the table for his second and final term during Tuesday night’s State of the State address where the focus is expected to be on plans to re-envision government programs, expand jobs and skilled trades in the state, and promote a ballot initiative for road funding. 264 more words


Gov. Snyder To Merge State Social Services Agencies

By David Eggert, Associated Press

LANSING (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he will announce plans in his State of the State speech Tuesday night to “dramatically” reorganize two state agencies in an effort to better help people in poverty by focusing less on programs and more on recipients of public assistance themselves. 623 more words


Snyder Vetoes Anti-biodiversity Bill

By Michael Eckert, Times Herald

First, I was unexpectedly pleased that Gov. Rick Snyder did something that I thought was reasonable.

Then the very people he said he was trying to help criticized him. 472 more words

Snyder Signs Law To Help Firefighters Who Get Cancer On Job

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to help firefighters who develop cancer on the job, but says he’s concerned the measure lacks funding. 128 more words