Rick Snyder

9:39 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Snyder declares "state of emergency" for 19 counties, cities of Grand Rapids and Ionia

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It's not clear what help may come from federal government
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is declaring a "state of disaster" for 19 counties and the cities of Grand Rapids and Ionia because of severe flooding this spring. Snyder said in a statement Tuesday he's asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to join state and local officials later this week to assess damage caused by the flooding that occurred from April 9 through May 3.
6:33 am
Thu April 25, 2013

State Superintendent to lead group on education

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Michael Flanagan says school vouchers won't be part of the discussion
Mike Flanagan - Michigan's superintendent of public instruction - said today he's accepted an invitation from Gov. Rick Snyder to take the lead in discussions on integrating technology into public education. It's the latest twist in the "skunk works" saga.
11:50 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Snyder backs some of reform team's proposals for classroom

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Group has been subject of heavy criticism. Snyder says he likes idea of using technology to improve performance in classroom
Lansing - Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday embraced classroom technology innovation that is part of a controversial reform group's study and said he wants to make the reformers' secret "skunk works" project an "official" government initiative.
Michigan education system
10:34 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Governor's education summit held amid criticism of reform group

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Interview with Christopher Klaver

Governor Rick Snyder is calling for the business and education communities to work together to prepare students to enter the job market. He opened his education summit Monday in East Lansing saying the education system is broken. 

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6:52 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Poll finds Snyder in dead heat with Schauer, Stupak

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Former Congressman Mark Schauer of Battle Creek is a point ahead of Governor Snyder in EPIC-MRA poll despite little name recognition
Even though a big majority of recently polled Michigan voters don't know who Democrats Mark Schauer and Bart Stupak are, the two politicians are in a dead heat with Gov. Rick Snyder in head-to-head matchups for the 2014 gubernatorial election.