Carl Levin: Stars on the National Stage

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In a poignant moment, the nation’s longest-serving Congressman and fellow retiree John Dingell (D-Dearborn) welcomed his long-time friend and colleague, Senator Carl Levin to Grand Hotel’s theatre as Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah looked on.

After the three presenters praised Senator Levin’s career, highlighting his trademark advocacy and stewardship for Michigan, the Senator Levin took the podium to share his advice for Congress and metro Detroit, with Michigan’s political, business and media leaders looking on.

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The Voices of CNN: Effective Government Leaders Break Gridlock, Not Create It

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Two of America’s foremost political voices took Michigan’s Center Stage during “Across the Isle: Michigan and the Midterms,” to stress the importance of compromise and effective leadership in breaking the partisan gridlock in Congress. Paul W. Smith, host of News/Talk WJR 760 AM, moderated the debate, which included Paul Begala, democratic strategist and CNN political contributor, and S.E. Cupp, host of CNN’s “Crossfire.”

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Michigan Mulls Update to Gay Discrimination Law

ABC News: May 29, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday urged legislators to consider updating Michigan’s civil rights law to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity, applauding companies and the state’s two largest regional chambers of commerce for joining a business-backed push to amend the law.

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Snyder sees chance to expand anti-discrimination law to include sexual orientation

Detroit Free Press: May 29, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder sees an opportunity for the Michigan Legislature to move this year to include sexual orientation into the state’s anti-discrimination law, his spokeswoman said Thursday.
The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act protects Michigan residents from discrimination based on race, gender, age and other characteristics, but not sexual orientation.

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Governor Snyder: Calls on Michigan Leaders to Support Detroit’s Recovery

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Governor Rick Snyder challenged the Michigan business, government and community leaders at the 2014 Conference to work as collaborative partners in support of the expeditious settlement of Detroit’s bankruptcy. The Governor urged attendees to make a connection between the private and education sectors, as it would give Michigan a strong economic advantage, opportunity to grow and close the skills gap like nowhere else in the nation.

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Former Two-Term Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels: ‘Michigan is Getting its Mojo Back’

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The primary objective of government should be to control spending and balance budgets, while promoting an environment of opportunity that nurtures individual accomplishments and collective success. Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University and former Governor of Indiana, stressed the importance of placing a premium on growing the private economy through responsible government.

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