Snyder's Education Cuts

State lawmakers hike minimum wage to $9.25 new wage rate of $8.50 - HollandSentinel.com

Tue, 2014-05-27 20:29

State lawmakers hike minimum wage to $9.25 new wage rate of $8.50
HollandSentinel.com
Rick Snyder said Tuesday he will quickly sign legislation raising the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018 after the state House and Senate approved the increase. The current hourly minimum wage is $7.40. The Republican-led Legislature acted ...

Educators Urge State to Scrap 'Flawed' Performance Funding - School News Network

Tue, 2014-05-27 19:09

Educators Urge State to Scrap 'Flawed' Performance Funding
School News Network
Rick Snyder and the state House of Representatives. But Rockford officials say they don't know how the state calculated the test scores behind the funding cut. "It seems unfair, and we're not even sure how they come up with the actual numbers," said ...

Full STEAM ahead in Lakeville - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tue, 2014-05-27 16:06

Full STEAM ahead in Lakeville
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The idea to add art to the STEM focus came a STEM task force and was supported by Superintendent Lisa Snyder, who was eager to find ways to bring art back to elementary schools and saw STEAM as a way to do that, Knudsen said. Other districts locally ...

On Holidays, Heroes and a Patriot Named Brady - The MMQB

Tue, 2014-05-27 15:42

The MMQB

On Holidays, Heroes and a Patriot Named Brady
The MMQB
He pursued baseball hard, getting cut from two college teams before making the roster at a community college and enrolling at St. Thomas Aquinas for his last two years, and making the back end of the bullpen there. Knowing he was .... They need and ...

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Detroit's bankruptcy in Mackinac policy conference's spotlight - The Detroit News

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:21

Detroit's bankruptcy in Mackinac policy conference's spotlight
The Detroit News
A majority of pensioners also must vote in favor of the deal before July 11 or the $466 million in private funds over 20 years and state's lump sum payment could go away — triggering deeper pension cuts. “I think the speed with which the (bankruptcy ...

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Cut-A-Thon planned for area family who lost their home in a fire - York Daily Record

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:31

Cut-A-Thon planned for area family who lost their home in a fire
York Daily Record
The youthful looking Snyder, who could easily pass for a teenager, has been a licensed beautician cutting and styling hair for more than 14 years. She trained to be a cosmetologist through Dinair airbrush makeup in Hollywood, Calif., Snyder said, and ...

Tax cuts just aren't what they used to be - New Baltimore Voice Newspapers

Tue, 2014-05-27 07:18

Tax cuts just aren't what they used to be
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers
A recent report found that Snyder's $1.7 billion business tax cuts that were sold as a key to reviving economic prosperity have not delivered. Instead, they have followed a long line of Michigan tax cuts that led to reductions in basic services like ...

Buses will stay for elementary students - Dearborn Press and Guide

Tue, 2014-05-27 07:15

Buses will stay for elementary students
Dearborn Press and Guide
DEARBORN HEIGHTS — District 7 will continue to bus resident elementary students next year even after the superintendent suggested the service could be cut to save money. The district spends about $36,000 or $37,000 a ... District 7 this school year ...

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