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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Fresh off the State Newswire
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that Rodney Stokes will be the administration's point man on working with cities to help them become more vibrant and inviting by enhancing their existing resources. Stokes, who currently serves as Department of Natural Resources director, will leave that position to join the Executive Office.
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
What a disgusting abuse of power by a Peter Principle agency bureaucrat. Thank God that Sens. Hune and Booher have taken the initiative to intervene on this outrageous dictatorial assault on private property rights.
Seriously Gov. Snyder, you can't even manage the simpleton you appointed to head the DNR, and you still want to stick us taxpayers with your bureaucrat managed boondoggle bridge? No thanks. Not with your brand of gross negligence.
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Michigan's executive branch has officially designated a number of small farmers around the state as felons.
This is NOT an April fools joke.
On Sunday, April 1, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began active enforcement of an Invasive Species Order declaring certain types of swine illegal in Michigan. Storm troopers under order of the DNR began a "pig sweep" to root out those with particular characteristics. As part of that effort on Tuesday, April 3 the department's Law Enforcement Division conducted inspections of six properties that in the past may have had prohibited swine. The inspections were conducted with permission of the landowners. Each of the properties was found to be free of prohibited swine and therefore in compliance with the Invasive Species Order.
Those facilities, farms or individuals still in possession of prohibited swine are in violation of the law and could face criminal or civil penalties under Part 413 of the state's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. For harboring fugitive pigs. Randy Stokes, the DNR director says:
"Our intent from the beginning of this Invasive Species Order has been to enforce the law while minimizing the impact on individuals and livelihoods. For that reason, we provided additional time and assistance for ranch owners, breeders and others to remove prohibited animals from their properties prior to the April 1 enforcement deadline. The additional time allowed property owners to adjust their business plans to minimize economic hardship. We will continue to work cooperatively with property owners where we can."While we perform discovery on their resources for penalty phase purposes.
The Jackboots are on. Continue below.
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