Rick Snyder

Michigan budget
9:06 am
Thu February 6, 2014

State Budget Proposed in Political Season

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Interview with Zach Gorchow

Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says the budget proposed by Governor Rick Snyder looks like a Democratic governor's budget in some ways.

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1:09 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Governor Snyder Unveils State Budget Proposal

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The spending plan includes more money for education, transportation and local government
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday unveiled his $52.1 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year, calling for tax relief, continued savings and strategic investments as a result of increased state revenues. "This is more than just a budget," Snyder said in a release.
8:45 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Snyder's proposed budget includes 6.1% increase for universities

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To qualify for the increase, universities will have to hold tuition increases to 3.2% and meet certain performance criteria
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyder today will call for a 6.1 percent boost in state support for universities, the largest percentage increase of taxpayer support for higher education since 2001, The Detroit News has learned.
6:43 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Snyder's budget plan expected to boost rainy day fund

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Spending plan also sets aside money in case federal government reduces payments under the Affordable Care Act
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder will recommend adding $120 million to the state's Rainy Day Fund when he unveils his 2014-15 budget today, bringing the fund's total to $700 million, Budget Director John Nixon said Tuesday.
Right to Work
8:23 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

WSW: How Right to Work Became Law in Michigan

Protesters rally at the state Capitol in 2012 opposing a "right to work" law for Michigan - file photo
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WestSouthwest with Andy Kroll


Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll takes a look at how a "conservative pipe dream" became reality in Michigan. 

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