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Archive for February, 2014

Gov. Snyder: MEAP Exams Show Encouraging Progress, But State Has More Work To Do

EAA schools making early gains as more students reach proficiency LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement on the statewide release of Michigan Educational Achievement Program scores on Friday: “It’s encouraging to see academic improvements in our state, especially in reading. That’s key, because this vital subject is the foundation for mastering […]

Fox News and Republican electoral gains cited in 2010 FCC study

Feb. 27, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—An Americans for Limited Government review of prior Federal Communications Commission (FCC) studies on media ownership has revealed that media content monitoring is a regular practice at the agency, with one 2010 study even citing Fox News and its impact on Republican electoral gains in selected districts. “FCC Media Study No. […]

Legislative Polar Plunge — February 27

This is just a friendly reminder that the third annual Legislative Polar Plunge is tomorrow, February 27, at 3 p.m. in Lansing where Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and more than 20 Michigan Legislators will plunge into an icy pool on the Capitol Lawn. This one of a kind event at the Capitol provides plenty of […]

Snyder Media Advisory for Thursday, Feb. 27

Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 a.m. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will offer testimony on House Bills 5345-5352, which stem from the Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission to the Senate Health Policy Committee. Location: Boji Tower – Senate Hearing Room 124 W. Allegan St. Lansing, MI Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. Gov. Rick Snyder […]

Casperson Bill Aiding Victims of Natural Disasters Sent to Governor

LANSING, Mich.—The state Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Tom Casperson to assist those who rebuild structures lost to acts of God or natural disasters. “Disasters such as the Duck Lake fire in Luce County a few years ago result in widespread devastation that has long-lasting impacts on individuals, families, businesses and […]

NRA’s Annual Meetings & Exhibits 2014: A Celebration of American Values

The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 25-27, 2014. For more information, including event tickets, please visit www.nraam.org. Members of the news media who wish to cover this year’s event will need press credentials. For press credentials, please email your […]

Michigan Shifting Gears Helps Provide Job Seekers With A Roadmap To Their Next Great Career

Lansing, Mich.—Michigan Shifting Gears, an intensive career transition initiative sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, kicks off three new three-month cohorts on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Registration for the Spring 2014 session is open now through Friday, April 4. The cohorts are taking place in Detroit and two new regions – Kalamazoo and Gaylord. […]

Varied State Paths to Medicaid Enrollment: Updates from State Medicaid Directors

Washington, D.C.—State Medicaid directors in states which have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the terms of the Affordable Care Act will share their observations and experiences in a teleconference organized by Families USA and set for Noon EST, Thursday, February 20. Medicaid directors from Arkansas, Oregon and West Virginia will talk about the enrollment strategies, such […]

Register now for the 2014 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference

Register now for the 2014 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism for valuable international and domestic marketing strategies‚ networking opportunities and the Michigan tourism forecast for the year ahead. International tourism is booming worldwide‚ with travelers taking more than one billion international trips per year. The average overseas leisure visitor to the U.S. is here […]

Learn about Lake Erie and Northern Lake Huron Fish Stocking, Rearing And Other Management Activities in DNR’s annual newsletters

Michigan’s fisheries are a big part of the state’s recreation, economic and environmental landscape, and managing those fisheries is no small task. The Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Fisheries Division takes a regional approach – dividing the state’s waters into seven management units – which A great deal of fisheries management work was completed last […]

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