Gov. Rick Snyder is creating a state agency devoted to coordinating energy policy decisions.
The appointment drew criticism from Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson, who said “putting a registered lobbyist in charge of all taxpayer dollars … is no way to create public trust in government.”
The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday the program should instead be phased out over time because industry officials “have been making decisions based on it.”
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday plans to sign mid-budget year bills to finalize a plan to tackle Michigan’s projected $412 million shortfall in two primary funds that receive about $21 billion annually in tax revenue.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Wednesday giving Michigan State Police rather than counties the authority to approve concealed weapons licenses.
The plan has been criticized because not all of the money raised would be dedicated to road repairs.
In an effort to prevent such cyberattacks from being successful, Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed an additional $7 million for cyber security for the next fiscal year, which begins in October.
“You have to make tough calls, tough decisions and smart decisions,” Gov, Rick Snyder said Wednesday,
Much like in last year’s higher education budget, Michigan universities would be eligible for increases in operations funding if they meet certain prerequisites.
“The governor was giving me a second chance. I screwed up when I was little, and I’d been paying for it the rest of my life.”