Rick Snyder

11:44 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Michigan removes 1,500 rules for environment and occupations

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Office created by Governor Rick Snyder has been studying state regulations to determine which can be phased out
LANSING - The state has been cleaning house the past two and a half years, scrubbing hundreds of administrative rules in an effort to trim red tape and promote business growth. While many of the rescinded rules are obsolete, unnecessary or even unenforceable, some regulatory changes have raised concerns among environmental activists and others keeping an eye on the process.
8:06 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Poll shows Snyder opening up bigger lead in next year's governor's race

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Survey shows Battle Creek Democrat Mark Schauer still largely unknown to state voters
Lansing With the 2014 election less than a year away, Gov. Rick Snyders lead over Mark Schauer has widened as his likely Democratic challenger struggles to be recognized, according to a new poll released exclusively to The Detroit News.
7:01 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Schauer proposes increase in minimum wage

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Democratic candidate for governor says his proposal would effect 1-million workers in Michigan
Detroit Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer said Monday hell propose raising the states minimum wage from $7.40 an hour to $9.25 an hour, if elected. As Michigans next governor, one of my top priorities will be to raise the minimum wage, said Schauer, the former congressman who unveiled his proposal at a media conference outside the Avalon International Breads store in Midtown.
7:59 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Snyder signs bill changing venue for lawsuits against state

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Critics say bill was rushed, leading to flaws governor says need to be fixed
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Tuesday a controversial bill that makes major changes to the way Michigan residents can sue state government, including his administration. But the Republican governor also acknowledged the legislation switching Michigans Court of Claims from Ingham County Circuit Court to the state Court of Appeals has flaws that need to be fixed with additional legislation.
6:37 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Snyder says he'll still advocate for consolidation despite vote in Saugatuck and Douglas

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Snyder says "it's a local decision that needs to be made"
Voters in the southwest Michigan cities of Saugatuck and Douglas roundly rejected a proposal Tuesday to combine their two resort towns along the shores of Lake Michigan. "There just wasn't enough reward with the consolidation," said Matt Balmer, a restaurant owner, resident of Douglas and leader of the anti-consolidation forces.