Rick Snyder

9:29 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Snyder Super Bowl ad says he's "Comeback kid"

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Spokesman for Democratic candidate Mark Schauer calls ad "Hail Mary." Notes Michigan has fourth worst unemployment rate in nation
LANSING, MI -- Four years ago, businessman Rick Snyder introduced himself to Michigan voters as "one tough nerd." Sunday night, the Republican governor rebranded himself as "the comeback kid" in a new Super Bowl commercial.
7:26 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Snyder to "officially" launch re-election bid next week

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Governor has stops planned around state, including Grand Rapids, on Monday
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is running for re-election. It's been apparent for months, but the first-term Republican will make it official next week at a series of stops around the state. A draft advisory obtained by MLive indicates that the governor will make appearances in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids on Monday.
6:43 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Snyder raises $5-million for all but announced re-election bid

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Democratic candidate Mark Schauer plans to seek public financing has more than $1-million cash on hand
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders campaign is reporting it raised more than $5 million in contributions during 2013 and starts the year with $4 million available toward the November election. In a preliminary release of contribution figures Monday, the Rick Snyder for Michigan Campaign said its annual statement will list no personal contributions from Snyder or his wife and no political action committee money, said Snyder political adviser Kyle Robertson.
12:04 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Governor Snyder will ask for 50,000 additional visas

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Snyder says system needs overall reform
DETROIT, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday some of the nation's immigration policies hurt Michigan and that he wants reform to start in Detroit. The governor plans to ask the federal government to grant 50,000 visas over five years for highly skilled immigrants who would move to Detroit.
6:22 am
Tue January 21, 2014

State lawmakers consider new regulations on scrap metal sales

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Governor Snyder briefly mentioned issue in last week's State of the State Address
Michigan lawmakers are scrapping to find a consensus to combat an epidemic of precious metals theft, a situation that frustrates law enforcement officials, victims and area recycling yards. At the center of the controversy is a behind-the-scenes battle over establishing more regulations and waiting periods before a scrap metal sale can be completed.