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Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Rick Snyder’

Steve Ballmer and wife Connie

Coming Home

Philanthropist Steve Ballmer’s take on Detroit’s comeback and how he might help. Sharon Luckerman Special to the Jewish News The last time the Jewish News featured Steve Ballmer, in 2000, he had just become CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates’ hand-picked successor. Fast-forward 18 years and Steve, 62, and his wife Connie, who live in Bellevue,…

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State Sen. Steven Bieda, Gov. Rick Snyder and Art Fishman

WWII Memorial Fund Act Signed Into Law

Jewish veteran and Detroit resident Art Fishman was in Lansing last month at the signing of the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial Fund Act, which created the ability for Michigan residents to donate a portion of their state income tax refund to the Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial, which is scheduled to open in Royal…

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University of Michigan block M on a hot air balloon.

Israel Bias

U-M professor refuses to write recommendation for student desiring study abroad in Israel. University of Michigan officials, administrators, students and alumni quickly criticized LSA Associate Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s decision to rescind an offer to write undergraduate Abigail Ingber a letter of recommendation for a study abroad program when he realized the country she wanted to…

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Mary Ellen Gurewitz helped secure the right to straight-ticket voting in Michigan.

Landmark Court Case Win

Ruling means straight-ticket voting remains an option for Michiganders. Mary Ellen Gurewitz, a lawyer at the Detroit law firm of Sachs Waldman and Detroit Jews for Justice (DJJ) co-founder and steering committee member, recently won a historic case for voting rights in Michigan’s straight-ticket voting issue. Straight-ticket voting is a tool that allows a voter…

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