Rick Snyder

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.
7:13 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Kellogg forced Battle Creek, Battle Creek Township to merge in 1980's

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Kellogg considered moving out of Michigan if merger was rejected
In the 1980s, Kellogg Co. delivered an ultimatum to the leaders of its hometown. The cereal-making giant requested that the city of Battle Creek annex the nearby Battle Creek Township - a move company officials said was necessary to secure economic stability in the area. Then-Kellogg chairman William E.
6:50 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Snyder's approval rating improves according to new poll

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Poll also shows Snyder leading likely Democratic opponent Mark Schuaer in head to head matchup
Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to take Detroit into bankruptcy has statewide popularity, but his advocacy for expanding Medicaid has cost him support among fellow Republicans, according to a new poll released exclusively to The Detroit News.