Timeline of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's first six months in office
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Timeline of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s first six months in office.
Jan. 1: Inaugural address: “The reinvention of Michigan must not leave anyone behind.”
Jan. 8: Brian Zahra to replace Maura Corrigan, retaining conservative Supreme Court majority.
Jan. 19: State of State speech lays out “dashboard” for change, endorses new bridge to Canada.
Jan. 26: Teacher tenure reform introduced in House.
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Feb. 17: Snyder’s budget proposes business tax cuts, increased taxes on seniors.
March 16: Snyder signs legislation giving broad new powers to emergency financial managers.
March 16: Plan would mandate public worker pay 20 percent of health insurance premiums.
March 17: Legislature approves Snyder’s request to repeal retail item pricing.
March 21: Local governments to compete for $200 million pool of “best practices” funding.
April 12: Snyder compromises on taxing seniors’ pensions; rate to be graduated.
April 13: Thousands protest at the Capitol, one of several rallies in recent weeks.
April 27: Snyder education agenda gives more choice to students and raises the bar for teachers.
April 28: House narrowly passes $1.7 billion in business tax cuts.
May 10: Bill restores limited tax credits for working poor; still averages $400 less for families.
May 5: House narrowly approves $430 cut for K-12 and 15 percent cut for higher education.
May 12: Legislature narrowly approves business tax cuts and income tax changes to pay for it.
May 19: Final deal on budget announced; restores some K-12 aid, $255 million for rainy day fund.
May 25: Snyder signs tax overhaul into law. “Something fundamentally had to happen,” he says.
May 26: Final approval of 2012 state budget, four months ahead of deadline.
May 31: Bipartisan committee to tackle education reform.
June 2: Pure Michigan Business Connect to provide $3 billion in private help for new businesses.
June 7: Overhaul to review professional licensing for duplicative or obsolete rules.
June 15: Constitutionality of pension tax to be reviewed by Supreme Court.
June 16: House approves scaling back film incentives.
June 30: Legislature approves teacher tenure reform emphasizing effectiveness over seniority.