Governor Snyder will release his education reform plan next Wednesday. Several items expected to be discussed, teacher tenure, benefits and merit pay. Best practices for school districts, the Governor is expected to discuss consolidation of services and best practices policies. His over all theme is expected to focus on creating a system that goes from Pre-school to age 20.
Read more about the Governors plan HERE.
Governor Snyder spoke to over 700 people Tuesday morning, including several students from area high schools at the Cadillac Chamber Breakfast. The Governor’s main points: If you think the tax system, budget system and regulatory reform system are working show him how. He says they are not working and we have to re-invent Michigan by resetting government.
Former U.S. Representative from the 2nd Congressional District Pete Hoekstra announced on Friday via e-mail that he will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012. In the statement Hoekstra said “Diane and I have made the decision that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2012,” he went on to say that. “This was an extremely difficult decision for us to make as we saw strong points both for and against running. However, in our final analysis, we agreed that it was not in the best interest of our family at this time to enter the race.”