Rick Snyder

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.
1:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Governor Snyder calls for reducing Michigan's reliance on coal, increasing renewable energy

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Environmental groups give plan mixed reviews
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder set a broad vision for Michigan's energy policy that involves a more flexible range of renewable energy goals to be achieved by 2025. The Republican governor on Thursday held a roundtable discussion in Detroit to outline his thoughts following a one-year study of Michigan's energy landscape and policy.
7:23 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Governor Snyder open to discussion on adding gay and lesbian protections to state's anti-discrimination law

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House Speaker Jase Bolger has also discussed updating state's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, responding last week to anti-gay comments made by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, called the remarks " discriminatory" and suggested they had no place in any political party.
SW Michigan
7:03 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Snyder may back non-disclosure on issue ads

File photo of Governor Snyder being interviewed at WMUK - July, 2013
Credit WMUK

In an interview with the Gongwer News Service Governor Rick Snyder says he's reconsidering how free speech relates to the disclosing the names of donors who pay for "issue ads."

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11:55 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Governor Snyder criticizes Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema for comments on gays and AIDS

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Snyder calls Agema's remarks in Berrien County "extreme and discriminatory"
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder has added his voice to the chorus of criticism directed at Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema over his latest antigay remarks. Agema, in a speech at a Republican meeting in Berrien County on Thursday, said that gay people manipulate the system to get free health insurance because they are dying from AIDS at a young age.