CTM Chair McMillin to Snyder: Drop the concrete. Let’s debate.

UPDATE from Tom McMillin: I'll be honest with you: when I first accepted the offer to become Chairman of Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan, my only hesitation was that I didn't want to criticize the governor. I intended to keep focused on the policy issue and avoid the politics. But seeing the governor holding a chunk of concrete, telling the people of Michigan that our lives and our families' lives will be in danger if Proposal 1 is rejected... that  was too much for me. The "Vote Yes or … [Read more...]

Oakland County Clerk Brown: Same-sex marriages move forward in Michigan

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown issued a statement via press release on Governor Snyder’s decision to not appeal Judge Goldsmith’s ruling that the more than 300 same-sex couples married last year have valid marriages: “While I’m thrilled that Governor Snyder and Attorney General Schuette are respecting the decision that the marriages performed on March 22 last year must be recognized, I wish they would have done the same with Judge Friedman’s decision on same-sex marriage. … [Read more...]

RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian Joins Regional Leaders to Support Michigan Senate’s Road Funding Plan

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Chairman Greg Jamian yesterday joined a group of top leaders from Southeast Michigan at the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) offices to urge the state Legislature to support the road-funding package passed recently by the Michigan Senate and supported by Governor Snyder. In addition to Jamian, the group included Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, SEMCOG Executive … [Read more...]

Rochester PTA issues an open letter to Governor Snyder

The Rochester PTA Council Legislative Committee Calls for Best Practices in Education Reform. January 15, 2013 Dear Governor Snyder, The following statement appears next to your photo on the official state of Michigan website: “Michigan must become a place where our children can live, work, play and prosper. State government can enable and encourage, but communities themselves must lead the way.” - Governor Rick Snyder, www.michigan.gov As members of the Rochester PTA Council … [Read more...]

Rochester Schools Approve Cuts for Next Year

  By Annette Kingsbury Spending down the savings account has never been the goal of Rochester Community Schools. But with so much uncertainty these days about what lies ahead, the board of education and administration have agreed to do just that next year in order to keep programs in place as long as possible. The board agreed unanimously April 25 to the administration’s proposal to make $3 million in cuts, add $176,000 in new expenditures, and use $14 million from the district’s … [Read more...]