Monthly Archives: December 2018

Snyder Signs Bill to Require Grades for Schools « Detroit News Watch

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law requirements that letter grades be issued for each public school in the state. The new accountability system will begin in 2019 under the law enacted Friday. The Republican governor, who leaves office next week, signed or vetoed scores of other bills Friday. He vetoed one that would have blocked any future attempts ...

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A Genesee County Deputy Charged With Sexual Assault After Investigating Store Theft « Detroit News Watch

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff’s deputy has been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman who was accused of shoplifting on Christmas Eve. The Genesee County prosecutor says George Zofchak II was sent to a Walmart store to investigate a theft Monday. He’s accused of pulling a woman from her car, handcuffing her and later sexually ...

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Snyder OKs Spending; Vetoes Abortion, Online Gambling Bills « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed $1.3 billion budget legislation that is tied to a contentious plan to shift tax revenue for schools to other priorities such as roads, environmental cleanup, and recycling. The new laws were the term-limited Republican’s final chance to shape state spending before he leaves office Tuesday. He also vetoed an anti-abortion ...

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Lions-Packers Preview « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (5-10) at GREEN BAY (6-8-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. OPENING LINE — Packers by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Detroit 8-7-0, Green Bay 6-8-1 SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 100-71-7 LAST MEETING — Lions beat Packers 31-23, Oct. 7 LAST WEEK — Lions lost to Vikings 27-9; Packers beat Jets 44-38, OT AP PRO32 RANKING — Lions No. 27; ...

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Snyder Signs Bill To Make Michigan Ballot Drives Tougher « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed a law making it harder for groups to put proposals on the Michigan ballot, imposing a geographical-based requirement that may prevent them from gathering signatures for petitions mainly from the most populated areas. The move followed voters’ passage of three Democratic-backed proposals last month and Republicans’ unprecedented tactic — ...

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Lions, Packers Close Out Playoff-less Seasons « Detroit News Watch

The Packers are 2-1 under Philbin going into their season finale against the Detroit Lions, who have stumbled to the finish line having lost seven of their past nine games. Joe Philbin’s simple, no-nonsense and consistent approach as interim head coach is rubbing off on the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Winning helps reinforce the message. Coach ...

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