Snyder's Education Cuts

Ann Arbor state representatives disappointed, not surprised Proposal 1 failed - MLive.com

Wed, 2015-05-06 00:04

Ann Arbor state representatives disappointed, not surprised Proposal 1 failed
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Ann Arbor politicians are not surprised statewide Proposal 1 failed, but they are concerned about how Michigan will fund much needed repairs to roads. Michigan voters on Tuesday, May 5, overwhelmingly turned down a proposal that would have raised the ...

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States Look to Boost Taxes--update - Nasdaq

Tue, 2015-05-05 23:04

States Look to Boost Taxes--update
Nasdaq
Proposals for tax increases are proliferating, in particular, efforts to fund transportation and education, as lawmakers prepare to adopt budgets for the fiscal year that in most states begins July 1. Many states "are still in a deep hole from the ...

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Prop 1 defeat sparks fight on alternative plans - The Detroit News

Tue, 2015-05-05 22:56

Prop 1 defeat sparks fight on alternative plans
The Detroit News
About 37 percent polled said lawmakers and Snyder should cut existing programs, while 35 percent said they should raise taxes and fees to generate more money for roads. Another 10 percent said they favor a combination of new taxes or fees and budget ...

Unhappy voters reject Proposal 1; road fix still needed - Lansing State Journal

Tue, 2015-05-05 21:10

Salon

Unhappy voters reject Proposal 1; road fix still needed
Lansing State Journal
He wants to see an approach that identifies and eliminates government waste but doesn't cut funding for education. Snyder acknowledged Monday that Proposal 1 exposed a level of cynicism about government among a sector of Michigan voters. But the ...
Michigan voters soundly reject Proposal 1 road tax planDetroit Free Press
State leaders react to Proposal 1's defeatWDIV Detroit
Michigan Voters Head to Polls Over Sales Tax Increase for Roads, BridgesWall Street Journal
The Detroit News -Albany Times Union
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States Look to Boost Taxes - Nasdaq

Tue, 2015-05-05 19:37

States Look to Boost Taxes
Nasdaq
Proposals for tax increases are proliferating, in particular efforts to fund transportation and education, as lawmakers prepare to adopt budgets for the fiscal year that in most states begins July 1. Many states "are still in a deep hole from the ...

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States Look to Boost Taxes - Wall Street Journal

Tue, 2015-05-05 19:19

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States Look to Boost Taxes
Wall Street Journal
Proposals for tax increases are proliferating, in particular efforts to fund transportation and education, as lawmakers prepare to adopt budgets for the fiscal year that in most states begins July 1. Many states “are still in a deep hole from the ...
Michigan Senate passes $53B budget, does not include Gov. Rick Snyder's ...MLive.com

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South Lyon, Lyon voters share election day thoughts - Hometownlife.com

Tue, 2015-05-05 16:55

South Lyon, Lyon voters share election day thoughts
Hometownlife.com
She favored the school bond issue, she said, because she wants the district to remain strong in order to provide a “great education” for her grandchildren. The South Lyon Community Schools bond is expected to generate $64.4 ... He voted no, because he ...

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Michigan senate passes $53B budget, does not include Snyder's recommended ... - MLive.com

Tue, 2015-05-05 16:40

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Michigan senate passes $53B budget, does not include Snyder's recommended ...
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The Senate also passed its education budget, and the body's total proposed spend is $53 billion. ... Included in Snyder's executive budget proposal and in the House-passed budget, the Senate Appropriations Committee had cut the funding completely.

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$15.9 billion budget funding Gov. Snyder's education plans passes Michigan ... - MLive.com

Tue, 2015-05-05 15:32

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$15.9 billion budget funding Gov. Snyder's education plans passes Michigan ...
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Johnson said the budget continued the "deplorable practice" of taking from K-12 schools to fund higher education and community colleges. "Had this administration not given those wealthy corporations $1.8 billion in a tax cut, there would be plenty of ...

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Michigan Voters Head to Polls Over Sales Tax Increase for Roads, Bridges - Wall Street Journal

Tue, 2015-05-05 11:57

Wall Street Journal

Michigan Voters Head to Polls Over Sales Tax Increase for Roads, Bridges
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Snyder, who spent time campaigning for the proposal in recent weeks, said he supports the increase in the sales tax as part of a broad package to boost road and education funding while providing some tax relief to low-income residents by boosting ...
Prop 1 is the only guarantee that road work will be fully funded and will get ...The Detroit News
Questions and answers about Proposal 1The Daily Telegram
Stakes are high in Proposal 1 vote TuesdayDetroit Free Press
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New labor relations execs promise to include state workers - Detroit Free Press

Tue, 2015-05-05 08:22

Detroit Free Press

New labor relations execs promise to include state workers
Detroit Free Press
Rick Snyder and Winters was named by the Civil Service Commission, currently split 2-2 with Snyder appointees and commissioners named by his Democratic predecessor, Jennifer Granholm. ... Waalkes and Winters assume new roles as contract negotiations ...

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What does Mike Huckabee believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues - PBS NewsHour

Tue, 2015-05-05 08:12

PBS NewsHour

What does Mike Huckabee believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues
PBS NewsHour
Republican 2016 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 18. Huckabee is expected to announce his candidacy today. Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters ... In 2007 ...

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New execs promise to include state workers - Lansing State Journal

Tue, 2015-05-05 07:48

New execs promise to include state workers
Lansing State Journal
Rick Snyder and Winters was named by the Civil Service Commission, currently split 2-2 with Snyder appointees and commissioners named by his Democratic predecessor, Jennifer Granholm. ... Waalkes and Winters assume new roles as contract negotiations ...

Detroit Education Overhaul Would Cost Other Schools $50 Per Student - Michigan Capitol Confidential

Tue, 2015-05-05 06:46

Michigan Capitol Confidential

Detroit Education Overhaul Would Cost Other Schools $50 Per Student
Michigan Capitol Confidential
Rick Snyder says his vision of new Detroit public school system does not represent a bailout because it doesn't ask for more taxpayer dollars. But one study says that ... Snyder has proposed creating a new “Detroit Education District” to operate all ...

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Minnesota, Wisconsin news from the Associated Press - Winona Daily News

Tue, 2015-05-05 04:29

Winona Daily News

Minnesota, Wisconsin news from the Associated Press
Winona Daily News
Leitz, who will leave May 22, has been a steadying hand at the exchange since taking over, largely succeeding in his promise to stabilize the website and cut down call wait times. 3 charged in fatal farm couple ... Schools, families decry House and ...

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Prop 1 campaigning nears finish - The Detroit News

Tue, 2015-05-05 00:00

Prop 1 campaigning nears finish
The Detroit News
Their chief concern is that Proposition 1 isn't focused exclusively on roads and will raise more taxes to fund other issues such as education and public transit. Mitchell said Tuesday is voter's last chance to "tell Lansing that they are not going to ...

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Should Rauner cut pensions to lower debt? - Chicago Tribune

Mon, 2015-05-04 17:24

Chicago Tribune

Should Rauner cut pensions to lower debt?
Chicago Tribune
Indeed, cuts to pension income would sink hundreds of city retirees below the poverty line. This was a painful humanitarian reality, but so, too, was it an economic one: When a city comes out of bankruptcy, it must be able to keep up with its ...

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THE LID: These GOP Long Shots Could Still Have an Impact - NBCNews.com

Mon, 2015-05-04 16:41

NBCNews.com

THE LID: These GOP Long Shots Could Still Have an Impact
NBCNews.com
By touting his record of tax and spending cuts as governor of Florida, he's softened the opposition to him from some hard-right conservatives, who viewed Bush as way too moderate when he first entered the race. Bush's impressive success in ... While ...

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Scott Walker, 'the right-to-work governor in Wisconsin,' brings growth message ... - MLive.com

Mon, 2015-05-04 15:06

MLive.com

Scott Walker, 'the right-to-work governor in Wisconsin,' brings growth message ...
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Rick Snyder signed a right-to-work law here in 2012 amidst smaller but similar union protests. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, introducing Walker, called him "tough and smart. He's the right-to-work ... "Middle class families can't afford ...

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Great teachers change lives - Dearborn Press and Guide

Mon, 2015-05-04 11:19

Great teachers change lives
Dearborn Press and Guide
The decline is due largely to less job security as state and local education budgets shrink, teacher layoffs, cuts in salaries and benefits and weakened bargaining rights in some states. For some, the profession has become less attractive because of ...

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