Rick Snyder

4:14 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Demolition Monday kicks off blight removal in Detroit

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The $52 million dollar project may be the largest residential blight removal Michigan’s history.
Detroit - Gov. Rick Snyder joined city and congressional officials Monday to kick off what was described as the largest residential blight removal in state history, using part of $52 million in federal aid to start tearing down five abandoned homes on the city's west side. Authorities worked with the U.S.
9:57 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Governor stands by state treasurer in domestic assault probe

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Wayne County's prosecutor is considering whether charges should be filed against Dillon because of an incident in July.
Lansing- Gov. Rick Snyder is standing by state Treasurer Andy Dillon in the face of allegations that Dillon assaulted his ex-wife as the fallout from an acrimonious divorce becomes increasingly public. Dillon has acknowledged a bout with alcoholism while being the governor's point man for handling financially distressed cities and school districts.
11:13 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Gov. Snyder to scuba dive Lake Huron shipwreck

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The governor's office says the dive is intended, in part, to highlight the "Pure Michigan" campaign promoting tourism.
LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder is jumping in. Snyder, who celebrated his 55th birthday on Monday, is expected to scuba dive a Great Lakes shipwreck Tuesday morning in the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary, which is in Lake Huron off the coast of Alpena.
6:12 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Snyder "NERD Fund" gets less money

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The fund has been criticized by watchdog groups because it isn't required to report details of unlimited and anonymous donations from companies and individuals.
LANSING - Fund-raising by Gov. Rick Snyder's controversial "NERD Fund" was down sharply in 2012 and the nonprofit organization spent more money than it took in, according to a financial report released late Wednesday. In a report filed with the Internal Revenue Service, Snyder's New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify Fund said it raised $368,000 in 2012, down from $1.3 million in 2011.
8:22 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Poll: local officials think governor does a better job than lawmakers

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Just over half gave Gov. Rick Snyder high marks while only 26 percent gave passing grades to the legislature.
LANSING - Local government leaders in Michigan are generally upbeat about Gov. Rick Snyder but down on the Republican-controlled Legislature, much as they were a year ago, according to a University of Michigan survey to be released today. There's been a slight uptick in the view that Michigan is heading in the right direction, the survey conducted by U-M's Gerald R.