Rick Snyder

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Is Washtenaw County prepared to answer Governor Snyder’s call for more skilled automotive workers in Michigan? 

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The immigration question is causing turmoil in the Republican presidential primary.  Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is keeping to his staunchly pro-immigration position.  

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Officials say a backlog of 11,000 untested rape kits is almost cleared. In some instances, the cases go back more than three decades. However, some victims will have to wait years for justice. 

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Democrats in the state House won’t support big budget cuts for roads if it’s not clear where they’d come from.


Michigan intends to develop its own plan to comply with federal rules to reduce greenhouse gasses. Rick Pluta reports.

The state Senate is one step closer to confirming Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointment of a former Consumers Energy lobbyist to a panel that regulates utilities.

A union-led petition drive is trying to increase the state’s Corporate Income Tax rate from 6 percent to 11 percent. The revenue would be used to fix roads.

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The Legislature is on a summer break until mid-August. The House and the Senate both adjourned today (Tue.) with no quorums and no votes on road funding.

The state of Michigan is terminating its contract with Aramark to provide prison food services.

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Find out how deeply Michigan's environmental and economic future  are tied to the health and abundance of our waters. 

A recent report could serve as a blueprint for overhauling the state corrections system and saving taxpayers money. It aligns with Governor Rick Snyder’s plans to save money on prisons, not winning support from the Legislature is a different story.

Governor Rick Snyder  tells a business conference on Mackinac Island that training and getting people interested in skilled trades is his top economic development priority.       


Gov. Rick Snyder outlined a public safety agenda on Monday that includes parole and sentencing reforms, job training for inmates, and more help finding a job once they’re released from prison.

Snyder says there are data-driven ways to reduce the state’s prison population without compromising public safety.

State House Republicans could introduce legislation to boost road funding as soon as this week.

The state Senate will move forward with legislation to end prevailing wage requirements in Michigan. The state and many communities require that workers on publicly-funded construction projects get union-level pay and benefits.

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Voters said no Tuesday to Proposal One by a margin of almost four-to-one. But, as unhappy as people were with the ballot question, they’re still unhappy with the state of Michigan’s roads. So Governor Rick Snyder and lawmakers say they’ll go back to work on finding money for roads – and they will heed the lessons of Proposal One.

  Gov. Rick Snyder says the city of Flint no longer faces a financial emergency. That means a state board will oversee the transition back to local control of the city’s finances.

The governor says Flint has shed more than $600 million in long-term liability costs. And the state just authorized a loan to eliminate a $7 million deficit in the city’s general fund.

Energy Policy is front and center at the Michigan Capitol, with competing proposals under consideration. Where are we, and where are we headed? Lisa Wozniak seeks answers to those questions from Valerie Bader, the Executive Director for the Michigan Agency for Energy. Listen below. 

Gov. Rick Snyder says he’s open to the idea of the state taking over debt from Detroit Public Schools (DPS).

A long-awaited report released this week by the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren recommended the move. It urges the state to assume hundreds of millions of dollars in DPS debt.


Governor Rick Snyder has rolled out a new state department with the job of matching skilled workers with employers.

Meet TED. That’s the new state Department of Talent and Economic Development. Governor Snyder created the department by executive order to look at better ways to train and place workers with businesses that are hiring.

Gov. Rick Snyder has taken direct control over the state office tasked with monitoring Michigan’s worst performing schools.


The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta sat down with the Republican Governor, Rick Snyder on Monday, March 9th,  on our call-in program "Michigan Calling." 

Snyder took questions from the Michigan Public Radio Network's statewide audience. 

The Michigan Senate provides a live, unedited video feed of Legislative sessions and special events and you can view it right here:

There has been plenty of reaction to Michigan governor Rick Snyder's 2015 'State of the State' address.   

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Governor Rick Snyder last night delivered his 5th State of the State Address on Tuesday evening. The Republican touched on a number of topics and even took a swipe at Washington. Still, he had to spend time discussing what was left undone last year that he wants accomplished in 2015.