Snyder Reorganizes DELEG

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Rick Snyder is shrinking the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Development to handle just licensing and regulation, while moving most of its responsibilities to other departments.
The department's new name will be the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Steven Hilfinger will direct the new department, which will take on the added job of licensing health professionals.
A new Office of Regulatory Reinvention will be created in the department.
Responsibilities for job training will be moved to the Michigan Strategic Fund, which is part of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. The Michigan Next Energy Authority and Michigan State Housing Development Authority also will move to the Strategic Fund.
The state will continue overseeing occupational and health safety.
Snyder made the changes in two executive orders he signed Wednesday.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    he is trying to get rid years of government waste of paperpushing.
  • by Hi Im a Republican on Feb 23, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    Hi, I ran on a platform of less government and regulation. Hows that working out for ya?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2011 at 11:28 AM
    When is Snyder going to work on getting more jobs to Michigan? Or did he forget that part.
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