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A freshman Republican lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next week calling for all high school students to pass a civics exam similar to the one immigrants must take to become citizens.
peterlucido.jpgRep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby TownshipCourtesy of House GOP
Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, plans to introduce a bill next week that would direct the State Board of Education to include passing a civics test in the requirements for high school graduation.
The proposal would require students to get at least 60 percent of the questions correct in order to graduate — the same requirement for immigrants taking a citizenship test.
For the full article, see Kyle Feldscher, "New lawmaker wants Michigan high schoolers to pass same civics exam immigrants take", MLive, January 23, 2015.
For a related article, see Fritz Klug, "Do you know Michigan as well as an immigrant knows the US? Take a Mitten 'civics' quiz", MLive, January 23, 2015.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who calls himself “one tough nerd,” got tough on a number of bills sent his way during last month’s lame-duck session.
The Republican governor vetoed 18 of the 224 measures approved by the Legislature in December, more than doubling his first-term total in roughly a three-week span.
Snyder, who wrapped up his lame-duck review last week by rejecting e-cigarette legislation opposed by various health organizations, has now vetoed 35 bills and signed 1,197 others since taking office in 2011.
Snyder’s recent veto spree upset some Republicans, the gun lobby and e-cigarette lobby. He’s rankled Democrats in the past by making various tax code changes, signing right-to-work legislation and plenty more.
The Daily Beast, as detailed in a feature that dubbed Snyder “the most annoying governor in the country,” asked him if he was an “equal opportunity pisser offer,” as he was described last year in The Washington Post.
“I don’t use those words, but that’s a fairly accurate assessment,” Snyder said, laughing. He called his various decisions “common sense.”
For the full article, see Jonathan Oosting, "Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's 'veto spree' took down 18 lame-duck bills, doubled his grand total", MLive, January 23, 2015.
Also see Jackie Kucinich, "The Most Annoying Governor in the Country", The Daily Beast, January 20, 2015.
Jack Lessenberry, "An "Eisenhower" Governor" : We may be about to see a rockier relationship between Snyder and his fellow Republicans.
Tom Watkins, "Sustainability Matters" : As Kermit the Frog says,"It is good to be green."
Eric Freedman, "Remembering Mario" : Journalists who covered Cuomo early in his political career knew the man behind the liberal beacon.
Topping the charts as the snowiest university in the U.S., located in Houghton, Mich., along Portage Lake, Michigan Technological University receives almost 200 inches of snow every year. However, there have been many years in which the school has exceeded this; in the winter of 2000-2001, the university received nearly 303 inches of snow. Surprisingly Western Michigan University ranks 8th. Rankings were determined by average snowfall.
Photo depicts snow and ice sculptures from Michigan Tech. Winter Carnival, February 9, 2008
Kristen Rodman, "The 10 Snowiest Colleges in the US", AccuWeather, January 23, 2014.
On Jan. 23, 1972 the University of Michigan WCBN-FM went on the air, a real, over-the-airwaves radio station broadcasting at 10 ambitious watts around the clock all week long.
Source : James Tobin, "Left of the Dial", Michigan Today, January 16, 2013
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