Rick Snyder

7:28 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Snyder signs budget, says spending plan is "very solid"

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$9.4-billion general fund budget up 2.2% from last year
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder today signed a 2013-14 state budget that doesn't address two of his major priorities -- expanded Medicaid coverage and raising over $1 billion in extra revenues for repair and maintenance of state roads and bridges.
Conservatives upset with Snyder
11:04 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Tea party activists say they'll withhold support from Snyder's re-election bid

Governor Snyder - file photo
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Interview with John Lindstrom


Several tea-party activists in Michigan are urging conservatives to sit out Governor Snyder's bid for re-election next year.  Updated with Gongwer News Service Publisher John Lindstrom

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9:40 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Poll finds Schauer with slight lead over Snyder for governor

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Poll finds Snyder with 40% approval rating from Michigan voters
Lansing - In the first statewide poll since former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer last week entered the 2014 race for governor, the Battle Creek Democrat barely leads Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, N.C., found Schauer ahead of Snyder 42 percent to 38 percent in a telephone poll of 697 registered voters.
8:31 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Poll shows Schauer tied with Snyder in race for governor

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Governor Rick Snyder has not officially announced re-election bid. Battle Creek Democrat Mark Schauer has indicated he will run, but has not officially launched a campaign
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is running dead even with potential Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, according to the results of a new statewide poll. The EPIC-MRA poll, conducted May 11-15, asked 600 likely voters who they would pick in a 2014 matchup pitting the governor against the former Congressman.
1:34 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

State Senate budget approved without Medicaid expansion

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Governor Snyder has proposed expanding Medicaid, House proposal would put four-year cap on benefits for able-bodied adults
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder's hope for an expansion of Medicaid to 470,000 more low-income Michigan residents faded a little bit more Thursday. The state Senate passed the Department of Community Health budget on a 20-18 vote, without the Medicaid expansion. It also killed an amendment offered by Sen.