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The Rising Use of Dashboards in Michigan

Oct 17, 2017

These performance reviews – known as dashboards – are used to help citizens, educators and policymakers reach informed decisions.

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State Parks to Hold Events for Meteor Shower

Aug 11, 2017

The Department of Natural Resources is holding events around the state on August 11 – 12 for residents to view the Perseid meteor shower.  Participating Dark Sky Parks will stay open later than their normal closing times for viewing opportunities.  Dark Sky Parks are protected against light pollution and are views as ideal locations for […]

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Governor Makes Appointments to State Officers Compensation Commission

Feb 03, 2017

This week, Governor Rick Snyder announced three appointments to the State Officers Compensation Commission.  The commission is a seven-member board responsible for determining the salaries and expense allowances of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, members of the state Legislature, and Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court.  The newly appointed members are: […]

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Governor Announces Resignation of Budget Director

Dec 15, 2016

Today, Governor Rick Snyder announced the resignation of John Roberts as the State Budget Director, a role he has served since his appointment by the Governor in March 2014.  Mr. Roberts is returning to the private sector in February.  “I’ve known John for 18 years and will greatly miss working with him.  Throughout his tenure […]

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Changing the Conversation: Neutralizing Legislation

Nov 16, 2016

Lansing-based DBI Office Interiors unknowingly faced a budget bill that threatened its business with the State of Michigan. The company, which for more than 30 years supplied furniture for the State of Michigan, in addition to providing stable employment for the Lansing area, was up against a bill with language that would limit the state’s […]

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Michigan Lottery Commissioner Stepping Down

Oct 14, 2016

Last Friday, M. Scott Bowen announced his plans to step down from his role as Commissioner of the Michigan Lottery after nine years of service, effective February 18, 2017.  Mr. Bowen was appointed Lottery Commissioner in January 2008 and is the Lottery’s longest serving commissioner.  Governor Rick Snyder will announce his replacement at a future […]

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Agriculture Director Elected to National Board

Sep 30, 2016

This week, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).  The election took place on September 24 during the NASDA annual meeting.  This is the first time in more than twenty years that Michigan’s Director has served on […]

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Environmental Quality Deputy Chief Announces Retirement

Aug 19, 2016

It was announced this week that Jim Sygo, Chief Deputy at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will retire after over 30 years of working for the state.  His retirement is effective August 31. Taking over his role will be Bob Wagner, a program deputy director at DEQ.  Mr. Wagner has over thirty years of […]

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