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Archive for January, 2014

Governor Extends Statewide Energy Emergency Due To Prolonged Propane Shortage

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today issued Executive Order 2014-3, lengthening Michigan’s energy emergency as a result of continued heating oil and propane shortages across the Midwest. Record low temperatures, heavy snowfall and poor driving conditions, combined with pipeline issues and other factors have all contributed to Michigan’s propane shortage. The state is working […]

‘School Choice Week’ in the Great Lakes State Featured Record-Breaking 130 Events

Lansing – If Michigan parents want to choose new schools for their children for the upcoming (2014-2015) school year, they need to start researching the schooling options available to their children right away. That’s the message from organizers of National School Choice Week, which this week featured 130 events across the Great Lakes State and […]

Casperson Welcomes the Rev. Gregory Veneklase to State Capitol

    LANSING, Mich— Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, welcomes the Rev. Gregory Veneklase (right) to the Michigan Senate on Wednesday. Veneklase is the pastor at St. Agnes and St. Cecilia Catholic churches in Iron River & Caspian. He delivered the invocation before Senate session. Bookmark It Hide Sites

Michigan Legislators Introduce Resolution Asking Women to Take Heed of their Number One Killer—Heart Disease

LANSING, Mich.— Ten years after the introduction of American Heart Association Go Red for Women movement, we can celebrate the strides that have been made against the No. 1 killer of women, including: · 650,000 lives have been saved · 330 fewer women are dying every day due to heart disease · More women realize […]

Michigan Propane Shortage: Supplies Improving But Still Tight as Snyder Directs Agencies yo Assist Residents

Consumers advised to use supplies wisely, seek assistance, take precautions LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder is directing state agencies to reach out to consumers affected by the ongoing propane shortage, which has eased slightly though supplies remain tight. The state is working to alleviate supply problems while continually monitoring the situation. “The state is […]

Snyder Creates Office for New Americans; Names GR Entrepreneur Bing Goei director

Office will help attract highly skilled, job-creating immigrants LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder created the Michigan Office for New Americans and named Grand Rapids community leader, entrepreneur and immigrant Bing Goei as its director. The office will help propel Michigan’s comeback by attracting and retaining highly skilled immigrants. “Bing is a proud Asian-American and […]

Center for Rural Affairs: Will Farm Bill Deal Overturn Reform?

Lyons, Nebraska – Yesterday, lead Farm Bill negotiators – the two chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees – finished their negotiations. Settling remaining differences on dairy policy and farm program payment limit reform cleared the way for a final deal on the remaining issues on the table. “Big agribusiness likes […]

U-M’s partnership in China wins award for excellence, innovation

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan’s biggest global partnership won the Andrew Heiskell Award—one of the highest honors in international higher education, officials said Monday. The award went to the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute in the category for best practices in international partnerships. It was presented by the Institute of International Education, […]

Healthy Michigan Plan Approved – Work on Health Care Enrollment Process Begins

LANSING – Michigan’s unique Healthy Michigan Plan received approval this evening from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The plan, which Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law on Sept. 16, will extend health care benefits to 322,000 low-income Michigan residents in spring 2014 and ultimately cover nearly half a million Michiganders. “Ensuring access […]

Snyder makes appointment to Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Dru Montri, of Bath, to the Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. The five-member bipartisan board has the responsibility to recommend, and in some cases determine, policy on food, agriculture and rural development issues. No more than three members may be from the same […]

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