Thursday, March 28, 2013
The legislation, which was championed by lawmakers along Lake St. Clair received bipartisan support in the House and Senate.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Wednesday allowing for $21 million from the state for 58 emergency harbor dredging projects amid record low water levels in the Great Lakes and Lake St. Clair. "As the Great Lakes State, we need to ensure the availability of our beautiful waterways to boaters to support tourism, local communities, the state economy and safe boating," Snyder said in a prepared statement. "I thank the Legislature for approving these funds in time for the boating season." Locally, legislators who represent communities along Lake St. Clair pushed for the emergency dredging legislation, including Sen Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township, who called for low-interest loans for marinas. Brandenburg was joined by Republican …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Shelby Township Clerk Stanley Grot was an early supporter of such measures, which he considers "common sense government reform."
When it comes to advocating no-reason absentee voting and online voter registration, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson can count on the support of Shelby Township Clerk Stanley Grot. Nearly two months ago, Grot publicly endorsed these policies and reached out to the governor, secretary of state and state Rep. Pete Lund (R-District 36) to urge immediate implementation of these "common sense government reform(s)." “I am extremely pleased that during his State of the State, Governor Rick Snyder called for in-person no-reason absentee voting,” Grot wrote in a statement. “With these issues being on his agenda I am confident that it is just a matter of time before no-reason absentee voting becomes reality.” Having …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
State Rep. Pete Lund, R-Shelby Township, gives his assessment of the State of the State Address by Gov. Rick Snyder.
State Rep. Pete Lund, R-Shelby Township, gave Patch his assessment of the State of the State Address delivered by Gov. Rick Snyder Wednesday at the State Capitol. More: Sen. Jack Brandenburg Responds to Gov. Snyder's State of the State
State Sen. Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township, gave his assessment of the State of the State Address by Gov. Rick Snyder.
State Sen. Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township, gave Patch his assessment of the State of the State Address delivered by Gov. Rick Snyder Wednesday at the State Capitol.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
His speech is expected to address job creation in Michigan.
Gov. Rick Snyder will deliver his third State of the State address to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Watch the speech live on the embedded video player courtesy of Livestream.
Snyder will deliver his third State of the State address at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Gov. Snyder will deliver his third State of the State address to a joint session of the Michigan Legislature at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the Detroit Free Press, one of the main topics of the speech will focus on matching job vacancies in Michigan with workers who possess the necessary skills to fill those jobs. Snyder notes that the state has thousands of vacant jobs, but a high unemployment level. The event will be broadcast live online at www.livestream.com/snyderlive. It will also be broadcast on Fox, and WWJ 950 AM.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A political expert said Michigan could be “ground zero for a recall vote” against Snyder in 2013.
Could the sudden passage of the highly controversial right-to-work legislation lead to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's name appearing on a statewide ballot for something other than his re-election campaign? One political expert thinks it's possible. Joshua Spivak, a senior fellow at Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, told Politico that Michigan could be “ground zero for a recall vote” against Snyder in 2013. “There doesn’t seem to be a specific goal of going after state legislatures or state governors in any significant way, though that might change in Michigan because of right-to-work (legislation),” Spivak said in the Politico story. Local recall elections, such as the one voters recently approved against Troy …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Michigan's governor tells reporters the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre gives him 'clear pause' on legislation that could allow gun owners with concealed weapons permits to carry inside schools.
Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday that he's not necessarily ready to sign off on Senate Bill 59 which would broaden Michigan's concealed-carry laws. "I wouldn't say I'm prepared to sign it by any means," the Republican governor told MLive.com. The bill, approved by the State Senate in late November and the State House just hours before Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT, allows gun owners with concealed weapon permits and additional training to carry firearms in schools, daycare centers and sporting events. Several local school districts opposed the measure even before the tragedy that claimed 27 lives, including 20 children, and in the aftermath, other opponents entered the fray. During an appearance on NBC's '…
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Macomb County Chamber's third annual Reinventing Macomb panel discussion featured local and state officials debating their views on right to work, the personal property tax and infrastructure.
They sat on opposite sides of the room, but when pressed to weigh in on making Michigan a right to work state, eliminating the personal property tax and improving area infrastructure, Macomb County’s local and state officials stood side-by-side on nearly every issue. More than a dozen county commissioners, city mayors and state representatives gathered at Sycamore Hills Golf Course Jan. 9 to field political and economic questions posed by senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick. “Talk to us about right to work. Is it going to be on the agenda in this new legislative year and why would you stiff your governor by debating it?” Skubick asked state Rep. Pete Lund (R-District 36). While Gov. Rick Snyder maintains he does not want Michigan to …