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Governor Announces Marshall Plan for Talent

Feb 23, 2018

Yesterday, Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his “Marshall Plan for Talent,” something he first announced in this year’s State of the State address. The plan calls for investing $100 million in new funding dedicated to innovative programs, including competency-based certification, assistance for schools to improve curricula and classroom equipment, scholarships and stipends, and support for career […]

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Campus Free Speech Act Introduced

May 05, 2017

This week, Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland) introduced legislation he states will protect the free speech rights of students on college campuses.  Named “The Campus Free Speech Act,” the bill would prohibit public colleges and universities from restricting peaceful forms of assembly, protest, speech, distribution of literature, and circulation of petitions except when necessary to achieve […]

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Green Colleges and Universities Bill Introduced

May 27, 2016

This week, Senator Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage) introduced legislation that would recognize colleges and universities for setting and achieving environmental sustainability goals.  The bill would establish the Green College and University Advisory Council within the Department of Environmental Quality.  The council would recognize higher education institutions for their sustainability efforts on an annual basis.  Additionally, the […]

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