Mackinac policy conference

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Governor Rick Snyder struck an optimistic tone about his administration’s efforts to address the Flint water crisis and other issues at a business conference on Mackinac Island. 


(MPRN-Makcinac Island) Coming up with more money for roads was a big topic of discussion this week on an island with no cars. The key issue at the Detroit Regional Chamber conference on Mackinac Island – can the Legislature finally come up with more than a $1 billion dollars in new revenue for transportation. 

Governor Rick Snyder (R) tells a business conference on Mackinac Island that training and getting people interested in skilled trades is his top economic development priority. Thousands of employers – including some of the state’s largest – attend the annual Detroit Regional Chamber event. 

LANSING, MI — Michigan's top business and political leaders will gather this week on idyllic Mackinac Island, where an unusual focus on race relations could rock the proverbial boat at a typically tranquil policy conference. (MLive)

Three day conference begins Wednesday with a forum featuring U.S. Senate candidates Gary Peters and Terri Lynn Land