Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law requirements that letter grades be issued for each public school in the state.
The new accountability system will begin in 2019 under the law enacted Friday.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
The Republican governor, who leaves office next week, signed or vetoed scores of other bills Friday. He vetoed one that would have blocked any future attempts to force the disclosure of donors to nonprofits, including political groups whose sway has grown in elections.READ MORE: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
He signed an environmental cleanup bill that Democrats say would make it harder to toughen the standard for protecting drinking water from certain toxic chemicals.
The law will require the state to use federal toxicity values when setting cleanup criteria for hazardous substances and take additional steps when upgrading standards. Republicans say it makes long-overdue updates to promote cleanup and reuse of abandoned industrial properties.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Lifts No-Contact Recommendation In Huron River Chemical Spill
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