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Governor Announces Plan to Reduce Lead Exposure

Mar 17, 2017

On Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder announced an increase to state standards for the federal Lead and Copper Rule and that he is creating a permanent commission focusing on the elimination of child lead exposure. The Lead and Copper Rule is a federal regulation aimed at controlling lead and copper in the drinking water and can […]

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Governor Signs Executive Order Forming New Council

Nov 04, 2016

This week, Governor Rick Snyder signed an Executive Order creating a new council to ensure continued coordination of resources for individuals with disabilities.  The new Developmental Disabilities Council will be housed within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  It will be comprised of twenty-one members appointed by the Governor and representing individuals with […]

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Governor Makes Appointments to Economic Commission

Oct 21, 2016

Last Friday, Governor Rick Snyder announced the initial appointments to the Building the 21st Century Economic Commission, which was created by Executive Order.  The twenty-three-member commission serves as an advisory body within the Executive Office.  Members are charged with identifying priorities over the next twenty years along with short and long-term action items.  The commission […]

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Education Commission Announces Listening Tour

Oct 21, 2016

This week, the 21st Century Michigan Education Commission announced a West Michigan event as part of their listening tour.  The public event will be held on Thursday, November 3, at the Gerald R. Ford Academic Center in Grand Rapids.  For more information or to RSVP, please click here. The commission was created by Executive Order […]

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Governor Creates Literacy Commission

Jul 29, 2016

On Wednesday, by Executive Order, Governor Rick Snyder created the PreK-12 Literacy Commission.  The commission was created after state government leaders formed a workgroup to review state policies on literacy and determined an independent commission was needed to set literacy goals for the state and provide reports on progress.  The commission will be housed within […]

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Governor Announces New Commission

Jun 24, 2016

This week, through Executive Order, Governor Rick Snyder created the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission.  The commission will be comprised of state and independent health experts, and will be responsible for monitoring indicators of controlled substance abuse and diversion in Michigan.  They will make recommendations to the Governor for actions involving licensing, law […]

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Governor Creates 21st Century Economy Commission

Jun 17, 2016

On Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder signed an Executive Order creating the 21st Century Economy Commission.  The commission will set goals and establish metrics to measure Michigan’s economic success, identify the potential for new industry growth, develop strategies to support existing industry, and make recommendations that will distinguish the state as a center for innovation.  Additionally, […]

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Governor Makes Appointments to Child Lead Poisoning Board

Jun 17, 2016

Last Friday, Governor Rick Snyder announced his appointments to the Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board.  The board was created by Executive Order in May and is tasked with developing a statewide strategy to help prevent childhood lead exposure.  Lt. Governor Brian Calley is serving as chair of the board, additionally members include four department directors […]

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