Gov. Snyder Highlights Michigan’s Path Forward in 21st Century

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“The good part is that our best days are ahead of us, because they are. And that’s something really special; that’s something we need to spread the word about and that’s something we need to be proud of,” Governor Rick Snyder said. Following an introduction by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan CEO Daniel Loepp praising the Governor’s difficult decisions and resolve that put Michigan on a better path to success, Governor Snyder returned to the Mackinac Policy Conference stage once again to highlight Michigan’s path forward in the 21st century.

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MARY KRAMER: EAA critics, take note of the results

Crain’s Detroit Business: May 31, 2013

Everybody fights with everybody. That’s how a character in Tom Wolfe’s latest novel, “Back to Blood,” describes Miami and its cauldron of races and ethnicities. But you could say the same thing about Detroit. Case in point: The assault on the fledgling Educational Achievement Authority, the new entity tasked with improving student achievement in the worst schools in Detroit.

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Business, Government Leaders Analyze Challenges in Becoming Fiscally Stable

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In keeping with the theme of collaboration and cultural change that has been prevalent throughout the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference, there was a significant focus on interconnectedness between local and state government as well as the business community during a discussion this morning on how to achieve fiscal stability during a session titled “Michigan’s Future Financial Stability.”

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National Experts Examine Importance of Cyber Infrastructure

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As the world’s dependence and social culture continues to rely more and more on technology, Michigan has become a national leader in cyber security. National experts and government leaders gathered this morning to discuss the importance of protecting critical cyber infrastructure, and what business and governments need to be prepared for during a session titled “Building and Protecting Michigan’s Critical Cyber Infrastructure.”

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