The bill would eliminate the 3 percent employee contribution that state workers have been making since last year to help cover retiree health care costs.
Snyder says Michigan has taken steps to encourage job growth that will be more useful than a right-to-work law, such as significantly cutting business taxes that will go into effect Jan. 1st.
Gov. Rick Snyder still maintains he doesn’t want Michigan to become a right-to-work state.
Schools will have six months to put anti-bullying policies into place once Governor Rick Snyder signs the measures into law.
Starting January 1, barring any other judicial interference or rulings, everyone under the age of 67 in Michigan will begin to pay the state income tax 4.35 percent on their pensions.
Legislation for a new International Trade Crossing was voted down in a Senate committee last month … leading to speculation that the Governor may try to revive the plan on his own.
Dealing with Michigan’s obesity problem is a priority for Snyder. Michigan ranks 8th nationally among the fattest states.
The Governor’s decision to sign legislation that drastically cut the state’s film incentives still isn’t sitting well with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.
The number of county road commissions could be downsized — with some saying it will save the state money.
The superintendent of the Kansas City schools is the first chancellor of the Michigan Education Achievement Authority, which Governor Snyder recently created to help under-achieving schools.
The state lost its top AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s back in 2003, and years of bad economic news limited its ability to improve its ranking with any of the three major agencies that rate state debt.