Rick Snyder

6:21 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Schauer had own non-profit fund as a state lawmaker

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Democratic challenger never raised as much money as NERD fund and dissolved his non-profit fund in 2010
LANSING - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has made transparency a major issue of his early campaign, hammering Republican Gov. Rick Snyder over the NERD Fund, which Snyder announced this week will be closed. But Schauer had the same type of nonprofit fund - one that could accept unlimited and undisclosed corporate donations - when he was in the state Legislature.
6:17 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Snyder to speak in Kalamazoo Wednesday, as protesters call for minimum wage increase

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Governor will be in town for event to mark 10th anniversary of Southwest Michigan First Innovation Center
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A group looking to raise the minimum wage rate in Michigan plans to rally in downtown Kalamazoo on Wednesday to let Gov. Rick Snyder know what it thinks.
7:02 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Snyder to shut down NERD fund

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Questions remain over who donated to fund
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder announced Monday he will close his NERD Fund, but controversy continued over his refusal to identify who gave more than $1.6 million to the nonprofit he formed after taking office in 2011. And the identity of the donors and other disclosure issues could continue to dog Snyder in the coming days and weeks.
12:56 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder moves top aide onto state payroll

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Rich Baird had been paid out of private, non-profit NERD fund
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has added "transformation manager" Rich Baird to the state payroll, ending an unusual arrangement that had raised eyebrows. Baird, who has worked as a top aide to Snyder since he took office in 2011, was previously paid through private contributions to the nonprofit New Energy To Reinvent and Diversify Fund.
12:07 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Snyder says he doesn't know who contributes to NERD fund

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Transcript of deposition shows Snyder says he doesn't know if fund contributed to ballot campaigns last year
Lansing - Gov. Rick Snyder testified Wednesday under oath that he doesn't know who is bankrolling his secretive NERD Fund that is paying for some of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's living and travel expenses and a close aide's $100,000-a-year salary.