(LANSING, Mich.) -- Governor-elect Rick Snyder announced Tuesday he's making changes to the current setup of Michigan's government.
Snyder proposed the creation of a six-person super-cabinet that will keep tabs on his initiatives to make sure they stay on track. He also plans to once again split the Department of Natural Resources and Environment into two distinct agencies. Both agencies were initially split in 1995 but were combined again in 2009 to save the state money.
Former Agriculture Director Dan Wyant was named director of the Department of Environmental Quality, and Science and Policy Office Chief Rodney Stokes was named director of the Department of Natural Resources. Snyder also renamed the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, which will be headed by former Agriculture Deputy Director Keith Creagh. All three agencies will work collectively in the Quality of Life group.
Snyder seeks to divide all of the state's departments into six separate entities that will each receive representation on the super-cabinet.
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