How Should Michigan Spend $800M Budget Surplus?

Some estimates show the state could have more than $800 million in the general fund and school-aid fund. Final numbers won’t be settled for a few weeks.

CBS Detroit–12/27/2011

Gov. Rick Snyder. (Getty Images, File)

Bill Affecting Mich. State Workers Heads To Snyder

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2011

Gov. Rick Snyder. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images, File)

Governor: Job Growth Better Than Right-To-Work Law

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2011

New Law Means Schools Will Have Homework

Schools will have six months to put anti-bullying policies into place once Governor Rick Snyder signs the measures into law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2011

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Michigan Supreme Court Upholds Tax On Pension

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2011

Republican Rep. Says There Is Still Hope To Build A Second Bridge

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2011

Gov. Rick Snyder in a May 3, 2011 photo. (Getty Images)

Governor Taking Weighty Issue Personally

Dealing with Michigan’s obesity problem is a priority for Snyder. Michigan ranks 8th nationally among the fattest states.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2011

Patterson On Film Incentives: You’ve Gotta’ Live By The Deal You Promised

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2011


Should Some County Road Commissions Get The Axe?

The number of county road commissions could be downsized — with some saying it will save the state money.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2011

Dr. John Covington. (Credit: Associated Press Photo)

$175K Signing Bonus To Attract Chancellor For Newly Created School Program

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/26/2011




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