Michigan Report for Monday, September 29, 2014

Snyder Calls DGA Ad On Schools A ‘Lie'

In the strongest terms he has used yet, Governor Rick Snyder called a Democratic Governors Association ad attacking him for cutting school funds "hogwash" and a "lie" in comments made at a forum in Grand Rapids, the Kalamazoo Gazette Editorial Board and then at the first town hall of his campaign.

For most of the year, the DGA has peppered Mr. Snyder with the allegation that he cut $1 billion in K-12 spending. That claim is based on a now outdated Senate Fiscal Agency memo analyzing the change in funding in the 2011-12 fiscal year. Funding for basic operations did go down, but not by $1 billion and Mr. Snyder has emphasized funding actually went up overall when including money allocated for the teacher retirement system.


Changes Likely Coming To Medical Marijuana Bills

Bills to allow medical marijuana dispensaries and edible marijuana products have been sitting in the Senate since July with no movement, but Rep. Mike Callton said on Monday the bills are close, and changes surrounding testing, local control and labels are being discussed.


Dems Try To Turn Recordings Against Republicans

The state Democratic Party on Monday accused at least seven Republicans or Republican candidates of having an anti-woman agenda based on several recordings taken at certain public events or at office hours.


Consumers Approved For Natural Gas Facilities

The Public Service Commission has approved a settlement agreement granting Consumers Energy Company a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct natural gas facilities to serve new customers in Gaines Township in Kent County and Leighton Township in Allegan County.


Schuette's Office To Investigate Aramark Murder-For-Hire Incident

The state will investigate allegations that an Aramark employee may have been involved in a possible murder-for-hire attempt, Attorney General Bill Schuette said Monday.

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