Rick Snyder

7:57 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer to seek public financing

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No current plans to accept public financing for general election
LANSING - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is seeking public funding for his campaign, meaning he likely will be subject to a $2 million spending limit, at least until the August primary. Zack Pohl, a Schauer spokesman, said the candidate is seeking close to $1 million in public funding for the primary election, for which Schauer has no opponent.
6:41 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Governor Snyder urges people to "slow down, stay inside" during winter storm

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MDOT has 1,200 crews on state roads at peak of snowstorm on Sunday
Gov. Snyder on monster snowstorm, frigid temps: 'Slow down, stay inside' While Michigan residents dug out of a massive snow dump Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder said he had a few snow experiences of his own the last couple of days.
6:20 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Snyder closes state offices, activates Emergency Operations Center

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Michigan House and Senate offices are also closed
LANSING, MI -- Many Michigan government offices will close Monday -- only remaining open for "critical functions" -- as a result of a major winter storm that swept the state Sunday.
2:41 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Gov. Snyder signs bill allowing bigger campaign checks

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The governor says the bill will provide more "transparency" even though it will prevent Secretary of State Ruth Johnson from requiring that those who pay for "issue" ads be publicly identified.
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder said today he has signed a controversial bill doubling campaign donor limits and protecting the secrecy of "issue ad" donors.
9:50 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Michigan's governor's race to attract national attention in 2014

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No incumbent governor has been defeated in Michigan since John Engler beat Jim Blanchard in 1990
LANSING - It has been a tumultuous three years in Michigan government marked by new taxes on pension income, removal of business taxes for most corporations, and angry protests when an incubator of the organized labor movement was made a right-to-work state.