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Insurance, Education, Recycling Top Snyder’s Fall To-Do List

Sep 5, 2017

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
Credit State of Michigan / michigan.gov

The Legislature ends its summer recess this week and returns to Lansing.  Governor Rick Snyder will have a to-do list waiting.


Governor Snyder hopes lawmakers will tackle local public pension costs, a no-fault auto insurance overhaul, promoting recycling, and establishing a system to grade every Michigan school.  The governor hopes the Legislature won’t deliver the rare rebuke of overriding a veto.  That’s after he rejected a bill to accelerate a tax break for new car buyers. 

He said it would put too big a strain on the state budget.  But Snyder says he’s ready to deal with it if it happens.  

“I have a good relationship with the Legislature.  They make their decisions.  I’m a separate branch of government, and I want to continue working well with them.”  

It’s been 15 years since the state Legislature mustered the two-thirds majority to reverse a veto.

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