Snyder's Education Cuts

Michigan Education Association Misleading Voters - Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Fri, 2014-03-28 09:33

Michigan Education Association Misleading Voters
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Education spending is becoming an increasingly central issue to this year's gubernatorial campaign, and as a result, misinformation is rampant. Under the catchphrase of "Kids Not CEOs," the MEA alleges that millions have been cut from public schools ...

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing - Insurance News Net (press release)

Fri, 2014-03-28 07:30

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing
Insurance News Net (press release)
The Snyder Act of 1921 (25 USC 13) legislatively affirmed this trust responsibility. To facilitate upholding ... Otherwise, our people will continue to experience some of the worst health disparities in the nation and continue to experience loss of ...

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District Disputes MEA President's Claim About School Funding Cuts - Michigan Capitol Confidential

Fri, 2014-03-28 06:31

District Disputes MEA President's Claim About School Funding Cuts
Michigan Capitol Confidential
The Wayne County school district that the president of the Michigan Education Association highlighted as losing $40 million under Gov. Rick Snyder's watch has actually had its funding increase. In a column for The Detroit News, MEA President Steve Cook ...

'Speak Up, Speak Out' present opposing viewpoints for upcoming 2014 elections - Central Michigan Life

Fri, 2014-03-28 00:09

Central Michigan Life

'Speak Up, Speak Out' present opposing viewpoints for upcoming 2014 elections
Central Michigan Life
“I agree with LaFontaine about Michigan coming back,” said College Democrat Alderman, “but coming back from the failures of Rick Snyder.” Expected proposals to shape the country started a conversation that quickly escalated into ... At a college campus ...

Plans for elementary school taking shape - The Ranger

Thu, 2014-03-27 17:40

Plans for elementary school taking shape
The Ranger
District superintendent Terry Snyder said the day began with an "energizing, insightful and important" meeting with district staff members from various departments, who gathered to give some final input on the design before it was presented to the ...

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Illinois Gov. Quinn's Tax Pledge Could Cost His Reelection - The Fiscal Times

Thu, 2014-03-27 15:08

The Fiscal Times

Illinois Gov. Quinn's Tax Pledge Could Cost His Reelection
The Fiscal Times
“The truth is, those that are telling you Illinois can tax less and spend less and still expect to fund education are simply not telling you the truth,” Quinn said while proposing a five-year financial plan in his budget message to the legislature ...

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Detroit News Lansing Bureau - The Detroit News

Thu, 2014-03-27 07:28

Detroit News Lansing Bureau
The Detroit News
Rick Snyder is asking lawmakers to ease reductions in city of Detroit retirees' pensions and save Detroit Institute of Art masterpieces by tying up $17.5 million annually in the next two decades from the national tobacco settlement — which brings ...

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Moose Scheib - Al Jazeera America

Thu, 2014-03-27 05:44

Moose Scheib
Al Jazeera America
Asked by Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder to co-chair a talent committee including the mayor of Flint to discuss youth, talent and entrepreneurship, Scheib proposed the use of EB5 legislation to lure bright minds, expertise and wise investors from the ...

Phil Power: Roads, young minds will define much of future - Livingston Daily

Thu, 2014-03-27 05:12

Phil Power: Roads, young minds will define much of future
Livingston Daily
Rick Snyder has been pushing for years for the big money needed to fix our roads. ... The first step in this year's political pander dance was for a couple of Republican senators to propose — what else? — a tax cut. But when it turned out that would ...

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Tobacco money not going where intended - The Detroit News

Thu, 2014-03-27 01:03

Tobacco money not going where intended
The Detroit News
Rick Snyder is asking lawmakers to ease reductions in city of Detroit retirees' pensions and save Detroit Institute of Art masterpieces by tying up $17.5 million annually in the next two decades from the national tobacco settlement — which brings ...

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Q&A: Acting Supreme Court Justice Alex Calabrese - New York Law Journal (registration)

Wed, 2014-03-26 20:45

New York Law Journal (registration)

Q&A: Acting Supreme Court Justice Alex Calabrese
New York Law Journal (registration)
Since the Red Hook Community Justice Center opened in 2000, Calabrese has been the presiding judge of the multi-jurisdictional court, taking on juvenile delinquency cases, misdemeanors, some non-violent felonies and public housing landlord-tenant ...

Dem opponent: Snyder offers same old trickle-down economics - The Macomb Daily

Wed, 2014-03-26 17:40

Dem opponent: Snyder offers same old trickle-down economics
The Macomb Daily
Speaking to the Macomb First Business Alliance in Clinton Township, Schauer laid out familiar Democratic themes – Snyder provided business with a $1.8 billion tax cut at the expense of funding for K-12 education and tax credits for pensioners ...

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Peace Corps aims to boost recruiting, diversity - WLNE-TV (ABC6)

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:18

Peace Corps aims to boost recruiting, diversity
WLNE-TV (ABC6)
Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.More >>. Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages ...

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Fred Phelps Was a Necessary Evil - TIME

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:14

Fred Phelps Was a Necessary Evil
TIME
I first learned of Fred and Westboro when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Snyder v. Phelps. Al Snyder is the father of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq. Fred was one of seven Westboro members who protested the Snyder funeral. Al sued for ...

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Peace Corps aims to boost recruiting, diversity - WXOW.com

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:12

Peace Corps aims to boost recruiting, diversity
WXOW.com
Hessler-Radelet said the organization is drastically shortening its application form - cutting the time it takes to complete it from about eight hours to one - and allowing perspective volunteers to apply for specific jobs and countries. The goal is to ...

Detroit emergency manager at the University of Michigan Kevyn Orr justifies ... - World Socialist Web Site

Wed, 2014-03-26 11:26

World Socialist Web Site

Detroit emergency manager at the University of Michigan Kevyn Orr justifies ...
World Socialist Web Site
Orr went on to justify his proposal for pension cuts of as much as one-third for most Detroit retirees as well as the elimination of cost of living raises and retiree health care benefits. At one point he presented an image of a young schoolgirl ...
Detroit prepares for historic debt deal voteThe Detroit News

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University on track for budget cuts - Yale Daily News (blog)

Wed, 2014-03-26 03:23

University on track for budget cuts
Yale Daily News (blog)
In higher education institutions, reducing costs by nine percent over five years is hard, he said: Many of the University's operating costs are very difficult to reduce. “We all need to be ... Most officials interviewed said they felt the budget cuts ...

IYSSE statement: University of Michigan welcomes the dictator of Detroit - World Socialist Web Site

Wed, 2014-03-26 02:51

IYSSE statement: University of Michigan welcomes the dictator of Detroit
World Socialist Web Site
For Orr and the corporate and financial interests he represents, the “future of Detroit” is one in which the working class is made to suffer brutal cuts in jobs, wages and benefits as part of a restructuring of the city for the benefit of the Wall ...

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Will Michigan schools run out of money? - The Detroit News

Wed, 2014-03-26 01:07

Will Michigan schools run out of money?
The Detroit News
The funding cuts our students are suffering under are the result of the $1 billion cut to public education rammed through in Snyder's first year in office. That $1 billion cut has continued to compound. When you add up the total impact of the cuts over ...

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Will Michigan recognize 300 same-sex marriages? Snyder deflects questions - WZZM

Tue, 2014-03-25 20:31

Will Michigan recognize 300 same-sex marriages? Snyder deflects questions
WZZM
He defended that action as a cost-cutting measure and said it wasn't targeted at same-sex couples. In a 2013 interview on Mackinac Island, Snyder declined to take a stand on ... The economy and education are issues more important to most voters than ...

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