Michigan Governor Rick Snyder moves top aide onto state payroll

12:56 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder moves top aide onto state payroll

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Rich Baird had been paid out of private, non-profit NERD fund
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has added "transformation manager" Rich Baird to the state payroll, ending an unusual arrangement that had raised eyebrows. Baird, who has worked as a top aide to Snyder since he took office in 2011, was previously paid through private contributions to the nonprofit New Energy To Reinvent and Diversify Fund.