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Politics Rick Snyder

  • LANSING, Mich.— Michigan's high school graduation requirements would become more flexible and include a mandatory career readiness course under a series of recommendations and moves announced Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder, who said more must be done to help students fill in-demand jobs in the trades. The Republican-governor's announcement came about three...

  • Rick Snyder said Friday that some companies based in Europe are considering expanding into Michigan or adding to existing operations in there, and he wants to ensure that the state has enough qualified engineers and technicians to fill the potential jobs in the long term. Snyder, who will return Saturday after a weeklong trade trip to France, Germany and Italy,...

  • Rick Snyder's administration agreed that he would publicly oppose many future labor-relations bills in a bid to secure Democratic votes in the Michigan House for economic development tax incentives. Republican House Speaker Tom Leonard canceled a vote on the tax incentives this week, citing concerns that Snyder had cut a deal with Democrats to "undermine"...

  • Foxconn, which plans to locate a display panel factory in the U.S. that could cost up to $7 billion, will announce investment plans by early August for at least three states, Chairman Terry Gou said Thursday. He mentioned Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Texas as manufacturing states with which Foxconn hopes to work.

  • Rick Snyder on Thursday would accelerate a tax cut for people who trade in their vehicle when buying a new one in Michigan. The credit now is $3,500— saving people up to $210 in taxes— and rises $500 annually until 2039, at which point there will be no limit on the trade-in value excluded from taxation. Michigan has a 6 percent sales tax.

  • MADISON, Wis.— A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people and give Gov. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the state is in talks with...

  • Among the group's recommendations for the Senate include maintaining the expansion of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled, while also limiting federal spending for certain populations, according to a copy of the proposal. Members of the group, which include governors from Utah, Tennessee and Michigan, are also now...

  • May 3- Puerto Rico on Wednesday filed for a form of bankruptcy protection, bumping aside Detroit for the title of the largest municipal insolvency case in U.S. history. Puerto Rico's overall debt burden is nearly seven times larger than Detroit's was when it entered bankruptcy. Puerto Rico, as a U.S. territory, is barred from filing for the same kind of creditor...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the city would suffer huge cuts to a wide array of services and capital funding, jeopardizing everything from housing inspections and senior services to transit projects and counter-terrorism efforts, under President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget. "New York City is directly in the...

  • Feb 8- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday unveiled a plan to drop the assumed rate of investment return for the state's retirement funds to 7.5 percent from the current 8 percent. The move would trigger increased pension payments by Michigan of an additional nearly $247 million in fiscal 2018, which begins Oct. 1, and $400 million in fiscal 2019,...

  • The water crisis erupted when tests in 2015 found high amounts of lead in blood samples taken from children in Flint, a predominantly black city of about 100,000.. Flint was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its water source to the Flint River from Lake Huron in April 2014. Flint's lead levels are now comparable to levels...

  • The water crisis erupted when tests in 2015 found high amounts of lead in blood samples taken from children in Flint, a predominantly black city of about 100,000.. Flint was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its water source to the Flint River from Lake Huron in April 2014. Flint's lead levels are now comparable to levels...

  • The water crisis erupted when tests in 2015 found high amounts of lead in blood samples taken from children in Flint, a predominantly black city of about 100,000.. Flint was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its water source to the Flint River from Lake Huron in April 2014. Flint's lead levels are now comparable to levels...

  • Flint, a predominantly black city of 100,000, was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River in April 2014. Even with the test results, programs that provide water filters and related services will continue, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said in the statement.

  • *Existing line already faces challenges in Michigan. CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 11- Enbridge Inc may be set for a bruising legal battle in Wisconsin after a Native American tribe voted against renewing land use agreements on a major crude oil pipeline, potentially shutting down a conduit that has been in operation since the 1950 s, legal experts said.

  • An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives down Smallman Street on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development.

  • Top States 2016

    Some states have made big economic strides. Others are falling short. Here's a look at movers on CNBC's Top States for Business 2016.

  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is sworn in to testify before a House Oversight and government Reform hearing on "Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part III" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016.

    Snyder apologized for the public health emergency in Flint and defended his administration's response.

  • Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips of Birch Run, Michigan, helps Flint resident Amanda Roark and her son Dash take bottled water out to her vehicle after she received it at a Flint Fire Station January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder committed $28 million more to pay for filters, bottled water, school nurses, testing and monitoring.

  • Cars drive down Grand River Avenue in Detroit with the city's skyline in the background.

    A U.S. judge confirmed the Detroit plan to adjust its debt and exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy on Friday.