Rick Snyder

Michigan State Senate
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Lawmakers could be making changes to Governor Rick Snyder’s mission to scale back the use of tax incentives to attract jobs and investment.  Two packages of bills offering incentives to businesses passed in the Senate Tuesday.


Border Fence
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It’s been a year since Governor Rick Snyder called for a “pause” in re-settling refugees from the Middle East in Michigan.  Before that, Snyder described himself as the nation’s most pro-immigration governor.


Autonomous Vehicle
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Research and testing of self-driving cars in Michigan are seeing a boost.  A package of bills that furthers testing of automated cars is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.  


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Governor Rick Snyder is out of the country on a week-long trade mission to China.


Michigan
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Here are the latest results of other races that occurred in the state of Michigan.

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It's been over a year since state officials in Michigan acknowledged Flint was in the midst of a water crisis and many of the city's children were suffering with high lead levels in their blood. Dr. Mona Hannah-Attisha brought the lead concerns to the fore and has remained an advocate for the children and safe water in Flint and around the state. She discusses where we've been and where we're going with David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters executive director Lisa Wozniak . 


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder took his veto pen to a plan adopted by the Legislature to change how the state raises money for the Medicaid program


Michigan Court of Claims
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Flint residents who filed a class-action lawsuit related to the water crisis got good news and bad news on Wednesday. 


Governor Signs Veterans’ Facility Reporting Bill

Oct 27, 2016
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Michigan veterans’ facilities are getting new reporting requirements.


Flint Water
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An Ingham County Circuit court denied a Flint resident’s request for an investigation into Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday.


Michigan State Capitol
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Governor Rick Snyder faces a decision soon on whether to sign or veto a bill he doesn’t like.  It deals with how the state raises money for Medicaid. 


Unemployment
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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has edged upward -- not because more people have lost jobs, but because more people are looking for work.  


Water Faucet
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The Legislature is going to work on toughening standards for lead in drinking water, although finishing the job may have to wait until next year.


Fracking
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The campaign to outlaw fracking in Michigan is asking the state Court of Appeals to strike down a 180-day time limit on collecting petition signatures to put a question on the ballot. 


Lawsuits Surrounding The Flint Water Crisis Pile Up

Oct 13, 2016
Flint Water
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A new case accuses Governor Rick Snyder of wrongfully using tax dollars to fund his criminal defense related to the Flint water crisis.  


Flint Water
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A complaint filed in Ingham County calls for a grand jury investigation into Governor Rick Snyder’s spending on a legal defense team.  It accuses him of misconduct and abusing taxpayer dollars. 


Michigan Supreme Court
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A plan will go ahead to let private and religious schools get taxpayer money for health and safety programs mandated by the state.  That’s after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the issue.


Flint
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It’s been a year since Governor Rick Snyder acknowledged Flint faces a drinking water crisis due to lead contamination.  Snyder updated reporters Wednesday on what’s gotten better and what hasn’t.


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Governor Rick Snyder’s administration and Republicans in the Legislature are at odds over how to pay for the Medicaid program.


Police Car
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Families of first responders in Michigan can expect to get expanded benefits soon.  Governor Rick Snyder signed the Survivors Benefit Bill Tuesday.


Governor Rick Snyder is boosting the position of Michigan chief medical executive to his official inner circle.  The governor says he wants to streamline how critical public health information reaches him.  That was one of the problems identified by a task force that looked into how the Flint water crisis occurred.


Reading
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Third graders who fail the state’s reading test might not be able to graduate to fourth grade.  That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that is headed his way.  


Governor Rick Snyder Defends Flint Advisory Board

Sep 21, 2016
Flint
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Governor Rick Snyder is defending a move by a board he appointed to oversee Flint.  The Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB) has come under fire for revoking Flint’s ability to sue the state. 


Medical Marijuana Support
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Big changes may be on the horizon for medical marijuana in Michigan. 


Straight ticket voting
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State Republican leaders were hoping to hear yesterday whether a federal appeals court would review Michigan’s ban on straight-ticket voting


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