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Archive for December, 2013

Walker Announces $4.6 Million in Road Repair Projects

LANSING—State Sen. Howard Walker announced Thursday that $4.6 million in grants from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will fund road repair projects in several counties in the 37th Senate District. The grants will be awarded to projects in Antrim, Emmet, Grand Traverse and Presque Isle counties. “This is great news for the residents and […]

New Laws Will Protect Consumers Against ‘Skimmers’ That Steal Personal Information

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Snyder has signed a package of bills intended to safeguard Michiganders from devices used to steal their personal information and use it to commit fraud. The bills are included among 14 other pieces of legislation intended to help protect Michiganders and their property in a variety of ways. The five-bill package […]

America’s Voice and United Farm Workers Send Special Holiday Card to Rep. Dan Benishek

America’s Voice and United Farm Workers Send Special Holiday Card to Rep. Dan Benishek Immigrants are Working Hard to Make this Holiday Season Special for America, When Will Rep. Benishek Start Doing His Job Too?   Washington, DC – While Members of Congress are on holiday recess, immigrants are working hard—as they do every day […]

Grand Rapids Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison And Forfeits House For Child Pornography Conviction

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Gary William Hampton, 63, of Grand Rapids, was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography. Hampton’s house, where the abuse occurred, was forfeited as a result of the conviction. U.S. Chief District Judge Paul L. Maloney explained, “The offense conduct in this case is horrendous. […]

Federal Government Awards Michigan $51.7 Million for Preschool Programs

LANSING, Mich. – Expanded early learning opportunities for low-income children in Michigan will give them a greater chance for success in school and life, an effort boosted today by a $51.7 million federal grant. Michigan earned the grant through the Race to the Top Early Childhood Learning Challenge, a competition focused on improving early learning […]

Groups Behind Ads, Robocalls And Mail Will Be Identified

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s 40-year-old campaign finance laws have been updated to bring an unprecedented level of transparency and openness to the state’s political system through bills signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new law will, for the first time in Michigan, require important identifying information be included in political ads, robocalls and […]

Gov. Rick Snyder: Mike Duggan’s Vision, Leadership Valuable in Detroit’s Comeback

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder offered the following statement on the announcement from Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr of an expanded role for Mayor-elect Mike Duggan. “Bringing back Detroit to its rich glory is an enormous job that will have an impact on all of Michigan. I appreciate that Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr […]

Governor Snyder Sets Goals for “No Regrets” Energy Future by 2025

LANSING, Mich. –Governor Rick Snyder today laid out his vision for a “no regrets” energy future by 2025, calling for an emphasis on eliminating energy waste, and replacing coal with newer, cleaner technologies – natural gas and renewables. “Michigan needs an energy policy that ensures we can be adaptable, have energy that is reliable and […]

Michigan Shifting Gears Helps Job Seekers Fine-Tune Skills, Navigate The New Rules Of Finding A Job

Lansing, Mich.—Michigan Shifting Gears, an intensive career transition initiative sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, kicks off two new three-month sessions on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Registration for the Winter 2014 session is open now through Friday, January 10. The sessions are taking place in Ann Arbor and the Great Lakes Bay region. “Michigan’s […]

Laws Create Tax Break For Blind Residents, Plates For Breast Cancer Awareness

LANSING, Mich. – Blind residents will get a break on their property taxes as part of a new law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder today. Snyder signed a series of bills that will help with the health and education of Michiganders, including making medications more affordable, providing opportunities for communities to help students obtain financial […]

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