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Gov. Rick Snyder Reappointments to the State Transportation Commission

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Chuck Moser of Drummond Island and Todd Wyett of Charlevoix to the State Transportation Commission. The six-member commission is the policy-making body for all state transportation programs. No more than three members may be from the same political party. “I thank Chuck and Todd […]

Voter Registration Deadline for Presidential Election – 10/11/16

Lansing, Michigan – Michigan residents have until Tuesday, Oct. 11, to register to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. People may register to vote or update their address at any Secretary of State office, or at their county or local clerk’s office. Check your registration status at the Michigan Voter Information Center at […]

Michigan Raises Awareness of Connection Between Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancers

LANSING, Mich. ­­­– The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is joining state and national partners to raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers (HBOC) this week, September 25-October 1, 2016, proclaimed Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week by Governor Rick Snyder. Occurring between national awareness months for ovarian cancer in September […]

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley Trade Mission to the United Kingdom, Ireland

LANSING, Mich. – Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will lead a delegation of state and business leaders on a trade mission to the United Kingdom and Ireland, leaving Saturday. This will be the Snyder administration’s first trip to the two countries, with a focus on strengthening trade relationships and attracting job creating investments, primarily with aerospace and […]

First Lady Sue Snyder set to host second “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” Summit September 30th

LANSING, Mich. — To continue the fight against sexual assault on Michigan’s college and university campuses, First Lady Sue Snyder today announced the second “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” summit will be held on Friday, Sept. 30 at the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor. “Putting an end […]

2016 Governor’s Service Awards August 30th

WHAT: The Michigan Community Service Commission and Gov. Rick Snyder will host the 2016 Governor’s Service Awards, honoring 30 of Michigan’s top volunteers, service leaders and philanthropists. Awards will be given in several categories including national service, volunteer program, corporate, youth, mentor, volunteer of the year, senior, lifetime achievement and community philanthropy. To see a list […]

Genocide Instruction Added to Michigan Social Studies Curriculum + 10 Additional Laws Signed

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan students will now learn more about genocides such as the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide in social studies classes under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. “Our next generation of leaders needs to have the wherewithal to recognize and help prevent widespread harm to their fellow men and women,” Snyder said. […]

Michigan Making Progress In Diverting Individuals With Mental Health Issues From Incarceration

Jail diversion pilot programs showing positive outcomes LANSING – Progress is being made in efforts to provide crucial care to residents with mental health issues to help keep them out of the criminal justice system, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said. In 2014, the Mental Health Diversion Council, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health […]

State Confirms Case Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Residents Reminded To Protect Against All Tick-Borne Illness

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed a case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in a child in Cass County. This is the first confirmed case of RMSF contracted in Michigan since 2009. RMSF is a tick-borne disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii, and can be […]

Gov. Rick Snyder Vetoes Bill That Would Limit Use Of Aftermarket Parts For Vehicle Repairs

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today vetoed House Bill 4344, which would have negatively affected market competition and driven up consumer costs for replacement parts on motor vehicles. “House Bill 4344 amends the Michigan Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act to make a number of updates modernizing the Act that I support,” Snyder wrote […]

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