Snyder's Education Cuts

Timeline: A history of Detroit's fiscal problems - Yahoo News

Wed, 2014-12-10 13:06

Yahoo News

Timeline: A history of Detroit's fiscal problems
Yahoo News
The report said the city was plagued by "operational dysfunction" and that it continued to deplete cash reserves and faced a cash deficit of $100 million by June 30 without significant spending cuts. - On March 1 2013, Snyder cleared the way for a ...

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says Detroit's bankruptcy is ... - Huffington Post

Wed, 2014-12-10 12:11

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says Detroit's bankruptcy is ...
Huffington Post
It's bolstered by a unique promise of $800 million from foundations, major corporations and the state to soften pension cuts and prevent the sale of city-owned art. ... YouGov's general population samples are selected from its panel to match the ...

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Tech summit addresses industry's lack of diversity - KTVN

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:16

Tech summit addresses industry's lack of diversity
KTVN
Rick Snyder says Detroit's bankruptcy is officially ending.More >>. The formalities may be over .... The crowd of roughly 300 people also included entrepreneurs, academics and nonprofit groups eager to change the cultural and educational milieu that ...

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Susan J. Demas: Gov. Rick Snyder's lack of leadership on roads comes back to ... - MLive.com

Wed, 2014-12-10 07:19

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Susan J. Demas: Gov. Rick Snyder's lack of leadership on roads comes back to ...
MLive.com
The truth is, one of the biggest obstacles is that Snyder has been gun-shy about offering a specific plan. In early 2013, he proposed big vehicle registration fee and tax hikes, which was quickly savaged as the "birthday tax." The plan went nowhere quick.

Schools, ISD agree on contract for business management - Sturgis Journal

Tue, 2014-12-09 22:21

Schools, ISD agree on contract for business management
Sturgis Journal
In other business, Trustee Elizabeth O'Dell and Treasurer Mike Bosma called on local school district officials to step up their education advocacy in the midst of road funding proposals they say threaten state appropriations for public education ...

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Officials, residents respond to state road funding proposals - The Macomb Daily

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:55

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Officials, residents respond to state road funding proposals
The Macomb Daily
FILE- In a Feb. 28, 2013 photo, Frank Pena waits for traffic to clear to fill potholes on southbound Greenfield Rd., in Southfield. The Michigan Senate has voted to double the state gasoline tax over four years to raise at least $1 billion to fix roads ...
House roads bill falls short of a fixThe Detroit News
Better roads: Can we get there from here?Battle Creek Enquirer

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The Rise Of 'License To Discriminate'; The Failure Of LGBT Civil Rights - pride source.com

Tue, 2014-12-09 16:53

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The Rise Of 'License To Discriminate'; The Failure Of LGBT Civil Rights
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Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) attempted to amend the bill on the House floor to include a provision exempting genital mutilation from religious freedom protections - and the GOP rejected that amendment - if this bill becomes law, a young woman can have her ...

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State Leaders Confront Full Plate of K-12 Issues - Education Week News

Tue, 2014-12-09 16:48

State Leaders Confront Full Plate of K-12 Issues
Education Week News
Perhaps the highest-profile K-12 issue facing re-elected Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is how to deal with the Detroit school district. The city's charter schools have ... Then there's the issue of whether states will seek to cut back testing programs ...

Belt Tightening 101 - City Journal

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:07

City Journal

Belt Tightening 101
City Journal
Howard speaks from experience, having served as secretary of higher education in Maryland after a four-year freeze in that state sent average tuition from eighth-highest in the country down to 27th. Why has tuition increased so relentlessly over time ...

MPS board gives highest rating to Sharrow after first full year - Midland Daily News

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:15

MPS board gives highest rating to Sharrow after first full year
Midland Daily News
Midland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Sharrow got the highest rating from MPS Board of Education for his first full year on the job, with a particular focus on his communications and leadership skills. “Leading the ... Also at Monday's meeting ...

School leaders step up outcry against House road plan - The Detroit News

Tue, 2014-12-09 11:59

School leaders step up outcry against House road plan
The Detroit News
“We can have crumbling roads, but if we don't have a strong education base to support the children of Michigan our future will be dim,” said William H. Mayes, executive director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators. The Michigan ...

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Governor Snyder urges lawmakers to come up with a fix for Michigan's crumbling ... - minbcnews.com

Mon, 2014-12-08 18:52

Governor Snyder urges lawmakers to come up with a fix for Michigan's crumbling ...
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That money coming from education and local government cuts. “The last time we had an increase was 1997. We're going backwards folks in terms of investing in our infrastructure,” says Snyder. State senators have their own plan which doubles the gas tax, ...

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What is going on at EMU with the EAA? - Michigan Radio

Mon, 2014-12-08 17:36

Michigan Radio

What is going on at EMU with the EAA?
Michigan Radio
The Eastern Michigan University Regents voted to continue their sponsorship of the Education Achievement Authority, despite testimony from faculty, alumni and students asking the board to sever ties. Even EMU President Susan Martin ... Many EMU faculty ...

Better roads: Can we get there from here? - Battle Creek Enquirer

Mon, 2014-12-08 16:57

Battle Creek Enquirer

Better roads: Can we get there from here?
Battle Creek Enquirer
AP Michigan spends less per driver on roads than any other state according to a state Transportation Department review. A car drives by a pothole in Detroit. The state House's vote to slowly raise gas taxes over time has senators asking: Is it enough ...
House roads bill falls short of a fixThe Detroit News

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Abbott: Education is top policy priority - Longview News-Journal (blog)

Mon, 2014-12-08 15:05

Longview News-Journal (blog)

Abbott: Education is top policy priority
Longview News-Journal (blog)
elect Greg Abbott said today education would be his top policy priority when he takes office next month. In an Austin news ... Instead, he said his other top priorities were securing the border, cutting taxes and pumping $4 billion annually into state ...
Abbott Outlines Priorities, Announces StaffKWTX

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Abbott Outlines Priorities, Announces Staff - KWTX

Mon, 2014-12-08 14:03

KWTX

Abbott Outlines Priorities, Announces Staff
KWTX
elect Greg Abbott says his administration's top priorities will be bolstering early education, securing the Texas-Mexico border, cutting taxes and pumping $4 billion annually into a traffic-clogged state road network. Abbott Monday .... Kim Snyder ...

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No regrets for Mark Schauer in Michigan: Running for governor 'the best thing ... - MLive.com

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:40

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No regrets for Mark Schauer in Michigan: Running for governor 'the best thing ...
MLive.com
Schauer's commercials focused on themes of education and economic fairness. They relentlessly criticized Snyder for the so-called “pension tax” and K-12 funding levels, including the controversial claim that the governor had cut school funding.

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At the State House this week - Nashoba Publishing

Mon, 2014-12-08 11:32

At the State House this week
Nashoba Publishing
Tax collections are just about meeting budget benchmarks, economic growth has been strong enough to trigger a slight income tax cut, and the state has been adding jobs for months with economists predicting more are on the way and public officials ...

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House roads bill falls short of a fix - The Detroit News

Sun, 2014-12-07 20:13

Battle Creek Enquirer

House roads bill falls short of a fix
The Detroit News
Rick Snyder that would convert the retail tax on fuel to a wholesale tax and hike the rate, raising roughly the same amount of money as the House version but over a shorter phase-in period. There are several worry points in the House bill, put ... It's ...
Snyder wants compromise on House and Senate road plansBattle Creek Enquirer
Michigan road funding plan could get House vote todayLansing State Journal
School leaders advocate to keep road funding proposals away from classroom ...HollandSentinel.com

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Oklahoma Legislators Take Steps to Cut Administrative Spending - The Heartland Institute

Sun, 2014-12-07 04:17

Oklahoma Legislators Take Steps to Cut Administrative Spending
The Heartland Institute
Robert Trammell, superintendent in Snyder, said he agreed there was room for some administrative consolidation but he has serious concerns about cutting positions. “It does look good on paper, because with a pencil you can push and erase and whatnot, ...

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