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Governors education reforms draw mixed reviews

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder struck a nerve with educators and lawmakers with his special message Wednesday to state lawmakers on education reform.

Snyder to attend education summit

  Gov. Rick Snyder plans to attend and offer brief remarks at the 2011 Governor's Education Summit Monday, April 25.

Liquor license holders get boost with catering legislation

  Gov. Rick Snyder signed a new law Wednesday that gives a boost to liquor license holders who cater off-premises events.

Hoekstra opts out of U.S. Senate race

  Former Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has decided against running U.S. Senate in 2012 against Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Recall effort launched against Gov. Snyder

  The Associated Press reported the following Monday morning:
  A recall effort is organizing against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

Obama re-election announcement kicks off the 2012 election

  With President Barack Obama’s announcement Monday that he would seek a second term, the 2012 election cycle is officially under way.

Snyder to leave Republican Party? April Fools!

  Michigan Democrats took advantage of April Fools Day Friday to poke a little fun at, who else? Republicans.