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Archive for June, 2013

Governor Meets with Southeast Michigan Health Professionals, Urges Action on Health Care Bill

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday will visit southeast Michigan to encourage state senators to pass the Healthy Michigan plan, which would extend health care coverage to nearly half-a-million Michigan residents, encourage healthy living and save money. Monday morning Snyder will meet with employees and community members at Trinity Health in Livonia and […]

New Poll Finds Widespread Support for Including Women in Any Military Draft

Support is strongest among Democrats, women and younger voters TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On the heels of a Pentagon announcement that women will soon fill frontline combat positions as part of U.S. special forces, a new nationwide CapitalSoup.com poll documents widespread public support for women being included if a U.S. military draft were ever reinstated. The […]

Governor Meets With Southeast Michigan Health Professionals, Urges Action On Health Care Bill

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday will visit southeast Michigan to encourage state senators to pass the Healthy Michigan plan, which would extend health care coverage to nearly half-a-million Michigan residents, encourage healthy living and save money. Monday morning Snyder will meet with employees and community members at Trinity Health in Livonia and […]

Michigan Increases Competitiveness as a Destination for Large Special Events

LANSING – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has established a new fund to attract national and multi-state events, conventions and conferences – and the out-of-state travelers they bring in – to Michigan. The large special events fund will give Michigan communities an added competitive advantage when competing with other cities nationally to host major events. […]

Bills Signed To Help Funeral Directors, Families When Caring For Deceased Loved Ones

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday signed four bills sponsored by state Rep. Kenneth Kurtz that help funeral directors and families by allowing funeral directors from neighboring states to practice in Michigan. This so-called courtesy card legislation also affords Michigan funeral directors the same rights in other states that have enacted similar laws. To […]

Gomez Failed to Make ObamaCare an Issue Will Republicans Learn or Lose?

by Heather R. Higgins and Kellyanne Conway What’s the biggest difference between the victorious 2013 House special-election campaign of Mark Sanford and the losing 2013 Senate special-election campaign of Gabriel Gomez? Simply, a willingness to take on Obamacare. Despite the kind of résumé that’s a political consultant’s dream — assimilated immigrant who still speaks his […]

Four Companies to Invest $14.5 million, Add 442 Jobs in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of Michigan Business Development Program incentives to four companies planning expansions in the state. The projects are expected to generate nearly $14.5 million in investments and add 442 new jobs in Michigan. “Michigan’s comeback story is being documented almost daily with […]

Huizenga, Miller, & Benishek Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Boost Great Lakes Harbors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2013 Contact: Brian Patrick (Huizenga), Erin Sayago (Miller), Kyle Bonini (Benishek) Huizenga, Miller, & Benishek Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Boost Great Lakes Harbors Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Congresswoman Candice Miller (MI-10) and Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01) released the following statements after introducing the bipartisan Great Lakes […]

Statement from Attorney Dana Nessel on SCOTUS Decisions

Regarding today’s Supreme Court decisions, and the impact on Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban, the following statement can be attributed to attorney Dana Nessel, representing the Michigan couple April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse in their challenge to secure equal rights for themselves and their adopted children: “Today, the United States Supreme Court made history by recognizing […]

Governor Appoints Emergency Manager In Hamtramck Following City’S Selection Of Emergency Manager Option

Snyder also appoints Brown successor emergency manager in Flint Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Pontiac City Administrator Cathy Square as emergency manager for the city of Hamtramck, effective July 1, 2013. Earlier this month, following the governor’s confirmation that a financial emergency exists in Hamtramck, the City Council unanimously supported a resolution seeking the appointment […]

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