Press Releases Received by MIRS
Emmons sponsors legislation to award high school diplomas to Vietnam War veterans »"
LANSING — Sen. Judy Emmons introduced legislation on Thursday to recognize the sacrifice made by many Vietnam War veterans by allowing them to be awarded high school diplomas."
MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams Appoints Dr. James Averill as State Veterinarian »"
LANSING - Today, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams announced that Dr. James Averill has been appointed State Veterinarian within MDARD's Animal Industry Division effective June 9, 2013. Former State Veterinarian Dr. Steve Halstead will serve as the department’s liaison between Michigan’s livestock industry, Michigan State University, and MDARD working to bring greater focus, alignment and collaboration around efforts to strengthen and grow the industry. "
Cartwright, Conyers and Hahn Introduce Legislation to Create Greater Access to Substance Abuse Treat »"
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright (PA-17), John Conyers (MI-13), and Janice Hahn (CA-44) introduced the Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act with 22 original co-sponsors. The legislation enhances the ability of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide access to substance abuse treatment."
Levin Endorses Rudy Hobbs as Outstanding Candidate for Congress »"
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Sander Levin issued the following statement regarding the announcement by State Representative and Democratic Floor Leader, Rudy Hobbs, that he would be a candidate for Michigan’s 14th Congressional District:"
Senate Democrats Blast Snyder Administrationís Latest Anti-Education Comments »"Lansing – Michigan Senate Democrats called on Governor Snyder today to explain comments from his Chief of Staff that were uncovered by The Detroit News’ continued investigation into his secretive “Skunk Works” group. In an e-mail obtained via FOIA, Snyder’s Chief of Staff Dennis Muchmore was quoted as saying, “Frankly, there’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing the education community in a fratz.” This comment makes it clear that despite Governor Snyder’s claims that the group’s goal was to improve technology in the classroom, it instead was part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to attack Michigan’s public education system."
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