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Archive for August, 2013

Governor issues statement in observance of Labor Day

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today issued the following statement in observance of Labor Day: “Michigan is the comeback state, and our reinvention could not happen without the hard work and dedication of the women and men of our talented work force. Today we stand together stronger than we have in a decade. More […]

MDOT receives 31 responses on proposed P3 projects

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) efforts to gauge interest by the private sector in forming public-private partnerships (P3s) on several projects has produced 31 responses. Businesses and other entities submitted 12 “letters of interest” for proposed bridge work, 12 for freeway lighting projects, two for timber management and five for two US-127 rest areas. “We’re […]

Snyder: After 50 years, Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech continues to inspire Michiganders

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech: “It was Dr. King’s dream, but it was also a challenge. He called on Americans to embrace our Founding Fathers’ concept that we are created equal and said we […]

Snyder, MSHDA Launch Largest Residential Blight Removal Effort In State History

DETROIT – Gov. Snyder, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), and U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller today kicked off the largest residential blight removal effort in state history at a news conference that featured the simultaneous demolition of five blighted and abandoned houses in a Detroit neighborhood. The governor announced […]

SGT’S Recycling Inc. Welcomes Major General Robert W Smith III USAR

You are cordially invited to attend our very special ceremony   SGT’S Recycling Inc. is honored to welcome: Major General Robert W Smith III USAR   Please help us celebrate a historical day as “Major Bob” will award the SGT’S Team for its’ commitment to Veteran job fulfillment. We are also privileged to be able […]

Bear DNA Does Not Match

The DNA of a wounded bear killed Aug. 18 by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources does not match the DNA of the bear that attacked 12-year-old Abby Wetherell near Cadillac, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today. The bear’s carcass was examined by the DNR Wildlife Disease Laboratory in Lansing, in cooperation […]

Center For Education Reform President Jeanne Allen Condemns U.S. Department Of Justice Seeking To Prevent Louisiana From Offering School Vouchers In Certain Areas Of The State

WASHINGTON, DC – Jeanne Allen, founder and president, The Center for Education Reform, today issued the following statement condemning the U.S. Department of Justice for its unprecedented Saturday motion seeking to prevent Louisiana from offering school vouchers to children in certain areas of the Bayou State, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. “The fact that […]

Rural America and the Affordable Care Act

Lyons, Nebraska – Today, the Center for Rural Affairs released a new report that examines how the Affordable Care Act will provide tax credits and subsidies through new health insurance marketplaces to make health coverage more affordable for many Americans. The report summarizes these provisions, how they will work and their importance to rural Americans. Read […]

Snyder Announces Distribution Of $100 Million In Federal Funds To Fight Blight In Five Cities

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder announced this week that Detroit will get $52.3 million in federal funds for blight removal and approximately $37.4 million will go to four other Michigan cities to fund large-scale projects to stabilize neighborhoods, preserve property values and fight crime. The governor announced in June that the U.S. Department of […]

Casperson Says Scientific Management Of Wolves Must Be Maintained for the UP to Protect Our Pets

LANSING, Mich.— Recent news of beagles being attacked and killed by wolves near Rudyard in the Eastern Upper Peninsula points to the dire need and urgency for improved management of the wolf population in the Upper Peninsula, said Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba. The attack occurred while nine beagles were being trained by several individuals visiting […]

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