Governor Signs First Bills Into Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law measures aimed at expanding and strengthening a voluntary program to help farmers protect the environment.
The two bills signed by Snyder on Tuesday afternoon in Lansing were his first as governor. The bills that the Legislature approved earlier this month are putting aspects of the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program into state law.
Snyder says the bills are important for the state's agriculture industry.
The program aims to help farmers evaluate their operations to better identify and prevent possible environmental problems. About 1,000 farms have become verified through the program. Thousands more are in earlier stages of the verification process.
Critics say they worry the bills could allow some larger farms to increase pollution with little oversight.


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  • by Kevin Location: Lansing on Mar 8, 2011 at 04:26 PM
    Donna, that was the most well written thing I have ever read. Democrats everywhere should be proud that you are speaking on their behalf genius.
  • by Donna Location: Haslett on Mar 8, 2011 at 03:10 PM
    Where were all of the democrats on election day. I didn't vote republican. I think that there wasn't enough Democrats out there voting and they let the republicans get into office and now they are trying to take away the rights of the people. I hope that this is a lesson to all of the democrats in the united states that in the future they need to come out and vote democrat. They should'nt let the republicans get into control. I was there voting democrat.
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