Rick Snyder

7:25 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Snyder says voters could decide how road funding is paid for

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But governor says doing nothing will only make problem worse.
Mount Pleasant - Gov. Rick Snyder hit the road Thursday with his pitch for getting $1.2 billion more per year from drivers to repair Michigan's roads as key lawmakers began crafting a legislative plan that could include a vote on a statewide sales tax as early as May.
State of State Address
9:50 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Representatives Nesbitt, Segal react to State of State Address

State Capitol
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder delivered his State of the State address Wednesday night at the state Capitol in Lansing. Republican Representative Aric Nesbitt of Lawton and Democratic Representative Kate Segal of Battle Creek reacted to the speech Thursday morning. 

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4:15 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Snyder may discuss campaign finance in State of the State

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Governor Rick Snyder will deliver his State of the State address Wednesday night and, among other things, he is expected to talk about campaign finance reform. Gongwer News Service reports the governor will likely advocate raising the limit on how much money can be given to candidates running for state office. Snyder is also expected to call for more frequent campaign finance reports from candidates. To watch a live stream of the State of the State address, go here: http://www.livestream.com/snyderlive
Governor Rick Snyder is expected to propose a broader package of tax changes to boost revenues for Michigan's roads during his State of the State address on Wednesday, sources indicate, which could include shifting the state's fuel tax to one based on a percentage of fuel's wholesale price and a local registration tax option, as well as increasing registration fees.
7:36 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Snyder could revive water advisory board

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Council has included environmental groups, business leaders and others
Citing concerns about a changing climate, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder today is expected to outline a plan to re-establish an advisory board on water use. His press office declined to comment in detail on the plan until after the governor describes his vision for the body in his State of the State address at 7 p.m.
7:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Snyder to include plan for fixing roads in State of State address

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Snyder to give third State of the State Address Wednesday night
Lansing - Gov. Rick Snyder began his pitch for more road repair funding during a visit Tuesday to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, while the House Democratic leader characterized Snyder's first two years of accomplishments as "an extremist agenda."