Rick Snyder http://wkar.org en Budget director explains 2015 state spending plan http://wkar.org/post/budget-director-explains-2015-state-spending-plan <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6508790b-0831-4a83-6c24-88e1da60900d" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Governor <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Rick Snyder</a> unveiled his budget for the 2015 fiscal year yesterday. Overall, the plan increases state gross spending by 2% over this year's budget, with increases in education and educator pensions, the rainy day fund, roads, and many more.</span> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:03:36 +0000 Current State 48977 at http://wkar.org Budget director explains 2015 state spending plan Michigan GOP chief on Snyder's reelection bid http://wkar.org/post/michigan-gop-chief-snyders-reelection-bid <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5e4e7493-fe2e-6325-79de-75ae0e1d46ee" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Michigan Governor</span><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Georgia;color:#1155cc;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">Rick Snyder</span></a><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> is launching his re-election campaign with a string of appearances that tout “Michigan’s Comeback.” &nbsp;Yesterday, the Governor pressed the flesh in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids. &nbsp;Today, it’s on to Traverse City, Frankenmuth and Oakland County.</span><img height="1px;" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/mEh9rpC2MD99zt6ivTmRN2Q0Cq6yw37Um8YML-vQULyE5E66SsvMdqn_sGu1VUEFePpxa8GbNO0fr2gc0hnGKRxEK2aqRhR67wND07e6zLZkqHAd6yxJiRI6-g" style="border: 0px solid transparent" width="1px;" /> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:30:33 +0000 Current State 48889 at http://wkar.org Michigan GOP chief on Snyder's reelection bid Sen. Whitmer responds to State of the State http://wkar.org/post/sen-whitmer-responds-state-state <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Last night, Michigan Gov. <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Rick Snyder</a> gave his fourth State of the State address. He encouraged action on immigration and more support for state schools, among other issues. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:41:39 +0000 Current State 48091 at http://wkar.org Sen. Whitmer responds to State of the State Evening with the Governor 2013 | WKAR TV Special http://wkar.org/post/evening-governor-2013-wkar-tv-special <p><strong>Mon. Jan. 19 at 9 pm - WKAR-TV</strong> | Michigan Governor Rick Snyder looks back at 2013 with Tim Skubick,&nbsp; senior capitol correspondent and anchor of Off the Record from WKAR. The&nbsp; exclusive one-hour interview includes a rare TV appearance by First Lady Sue Snyder. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:49:34 +0000 editor 47911 at http://wkar.org Evening with the Governor 2013 | WKAR TV Special Governor Snyder To Air First Ad Of 2014 Campaign http://wkar.org/post/governor-snyder-air-first-ad-2014-campaign <p>The first campaign ad in the race for Michigan governor will start airing Wednesday.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:12:14 +0000 Rick Pluta 42806 at http://wkar.org Governor Snyder To Air First Ad Of 2014 Campaign Republican-controlled Senate postpones vote on Medicaid expansion http://wkar.org/post/republican-controlled-senate-postpones-vote-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Snyder is <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57577-306576--,00.html">calling</a> on state Senate Republicans to return to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing. That’s after the Senate adjourned for its summer recess&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">without voting on a Medicaid expansion under the new federal healthcare&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">law.</span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:11:06 +0000 Current State 37977 at http://wkar.org From Mackinac, Gov. Rick Snyder discusses education, economy http://wkar.org/post/mackinac-gov-rick-snyder-discusses-education-economy <p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:23:08 +0000 Current State 36779 at http://wkar.org From Mackinac, Gov. Rick Snyder discusses education, economy Governor Snyder to hold economic conference in Detroit http://wkar.org/post/governor-snyder-hold-economic-conference-detroit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Governor Rick Snyder</a> calls his “Governor’s Economic Summit," which begins today in Detroit, a “centerpiece event” for 2013. &nbsp;Over the next day and a half at Cobo Center, &nbsp;the Governor is bringing together private sector employers and workforce developers to determine Michigan’s future hiring needs. &nbsp;He plans a follow-up summit with educators in April to align the effort. Governor Snyder shares more details.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:40:42 +0000 Current State 32854 at http://wkar.org Governor Rick Snyder addresses latest issues facing Michigan http://wkar.org/post/governor-rick-snyder-addresses-latest-issues-facing-michigan <p></p><p>From the controversial decision over a Detroit emergency manager, to the politics of road funding, to a call by Democrats to make college tuition available to all state high school graduates, Governor Rick Snyder had a lot going late last week. &nbsp;<em>Current State </em>host Mark Bashore managed, however, to get the Governor for a few minutes by phone for a quick update on all these issues.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:30:18 +0000 Current State 32501 at http://wkar.org Governor Rick Snyder calls for review of state mental health system http://wkar.org/post/governor-rick-snyder-calls-review-state-mental-health-system <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.38430927635866907" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">On Wednesday, Governor Rick Snyder ordered a review of how Michigan delivers mental health services. &nbsp;Among other issues, commissions headed by Lt. Governor Brian Calley will focus on how to close the gap for people who need help but end up in jail instead.</span></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:48:32 +0000 Mark Bashore 31593 at http://wkar.org Governor Rick Snyder calls for review of state mental health system Current State #4 | January 17, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-4-january-17-2013 <p>On today's <em>Current State</em>: <em>Off the Record's&nbsp; </em>Tim Skubick analyzes Gov. Snyder's "State of the State" speech, and Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer offers a response. Also, a new discovery in Antarctica and a preview of the <em>BackStage Pass </em>season premiere with the metal band, Silent Lapse.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:54:36 +0000 Current State 29713 at http://wkar.org Current State #4 | January 17, 2013 Current State #3 | January 16, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-3-january-16-2013 <p>On today's <em>Current State</em>: MPRN's Rick Pluta previews Governor Snyder's "State of the State" address, Ingham County's eviction prevention program, <em>Neighbors in Action</em> with the Allen Neighborhood Center, and Michigan's role in the Civil War.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:24:43 +0000 Current State 29692 at http://wkar.org Current State #3 | January 16, 2013 Current State #1 | January 14, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-1-january-14-2013 <p>On today’s <em>Current State</em> premiere: Governor Rick Snyder, East Lansing schools, Lansing business news,&nbsp; MSU basketball and the new therapy dog program in Ionia County.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:22:14 +0000 Current State 29559 at http://wkar.org Current State #1 | January 14, 2013 Current State's First Guest is Governor Snyder http://wkar.org/post/current-states-first-guest-governor-snyder <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Current State host Mark&nbsp;Bashore&nbsp;interviews Michigan Governor Rick Snyder this afternoon at the George W. Romney Building in Lansing. Tune in for&nbsp;WKAR's&nbsp;Current State premiere broadcast, Monday at&nbsp;9am&nbsp;with Governor Snyder...Current State's first guest.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:14:16 +0000 Mark Bashore 29503 at http://wkar.org Current State's First Guest is Governor Snyder Governor Snyder Reflects On A Busy 2012 In Lansing http://wkar.org/post/governor-snyder-reflects-busy-2012-lansing <p>Heading into 2013, Governor Rick Snyder is hoping to shift conversation away from controversial new policies like “right-to-work”.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:25:07 +0000 Jake Neher 28637 at http://wkar.org Governor Snyder Reflects On A Busy 2012 In Lansing Gov. Snyder to Address MSU Grads http://wkar.org/post/gov-snyder-address-msu-grads <p>Governor Rick Snyder will address Michigan State University graduates in December. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:45:15 +0000 Scott Pohl 27659 at http://wkar.org Gov. Snyder to Address MSU Grads Governor Says Action Needed To Encourage Urban Farms http://wkar.org/post/governor-says-action-needed-encourage-urban-farms <p>Governor Rick Snyder says the state should do more to deal with blight and encourage urban farming in cities with lots of vacant land.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:21:40 +0000 Rick Pluta 27558 at http://wkar.org Governor Says Action Needed To Encourage Urban Farms Snyder: RTW Still Not On His Agenda http://wkar.org/post/snyder-rtw-still-not-his-agenda <p>Governor Rick Snyder says he’d like to avoid re-visiting contentious issues like right-to-work and local government takeovers now that the 2012 election is over.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:12:40 +0000 Rick Pluta 26607 at http://wkar.org Snyder: RTW Still Not On His Agenda Snyder: Petition Reform A Priority After The Election http://wkar.org/post/snyder-petition-reform-priority-after-election <p>Governor Rick Snyder says he’d like to see some changes in the rules for how petition drives put proposals on the ballot. The governor is particularly critical of paying petition circulators for signatures.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 23:31:01 +0000 Rick Pluta 26464 at http://wkar.org Snyder: Petition Reform A Priority After The Election Election Complaint Against Snyder Dismissed http://wkar.org/post/election-complaint-against-snyder-dismissed <p>State elections officials say Governor Rick Snyder can use his official website and e-mail to express his views on ballot proposals – as long he does not specifically advocate for their approval or defeat.</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:11:11 +0000 Rick Pluta 26350 at http://wkar.org Election Complaint Against Snyder Dismissed Gov. Snyder Signs Youth Sports Concussion Bills http://wkar.org/post/gov-snyder-signs-youth-sports-concussion-bills <p>Michigan would boost efforts to reduce the number and severity of concussions in youth sports under bills signed Tuesday by Governor Rick Snyder.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:18:03 +0000 Jake Neher 25845 at http://wkar.org Gov. Snyder Signs Youth Sports Concussion Bills Gov. Snyder Asks International Business Leaders To Support New Bridge To Canada http://wkar.org/post/gov-snyder-asks-international-business-leaders-support-new-bridge-canada <p>Governor Rick Snyder is worried Proposal Six on the November ballot would spark a lengthy court battle if it’s passed.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:16:53 +0000 Jake Neher 25787 at http://wkar.org Gov. Snyder Asks International Business Leaders To Support New Bridge To Canada Snyder Calls for Big Changes for Blue Cross http://wkar.org/post/snyder-calls-big-changes-blue-cross <p>Governor Rick Snyder has called for some big changes for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan. He says Blue Cross should become a not-for-profit company that pays taxes and competes with other insurance companies.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:29:38 +0000 Rick Pluta 23754 at http://wkar.org Snyder Calls for Big Changes for Blue Cross Governor Signs Pension Law as Court Battle Looms http://wkar.org/post/governor-signs-pension-law-court-battle-looms <p>The return of children to classrooms on Tuesday coincided with Governor Rick Snyder approving some big changes to how teachers will save for retirement. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:41:09 +0000 Rick Pluta 23374 at http://wkar.org Governor Signs Pension Law as Court Battle Looms Snyder Says He’s Still Willing to Work with Legislature on Health Care Law http://wkar.org/post/snyder-says-he-s-still-willing-work-legislature-health-care-law <p>Governor Rick Snyder says he hopes Republican lawmakers will act before the end of the summer to create an online place for people to comparison shop for health coverage.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:29:56 +0000 Rick Pluta 20822 at http://wkar.org Snyder Says He’s Still Willing to Work with Legislature on Health Care Law Snyder Vetoes GOP-Backed Election Measures http://wkar.org/post/snyder-vetoes-gop-backed-election-measures <p>Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed bills sent to him by the Republican-led Legislature that would have required people to show a photo ID, and affirm their U.S. citizenship by checking a box on a form before they could get an absentee ballot.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:37:22 +0000 Rick Pluta 20013 at http://wkar.org Snyder Vetoes GOP-Backed Election Measures Snyder Signs Income Tax Cut http://wkar.org/post/snyder-signs-income-tax-cut <p>Governor Rick Snyder has signed a reduction in the state income tax.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:26:42 +0000 Rick Pluta 19832 at http://wkar.org Snyder Signs Income Tax Cut MI Colleges, Universities Getting $300M for Projects http://wkar.org/post/mi-colleges-universities-getting-300m-projects <p>Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill investing more than $300 million in infrastructure projects at Michigan's colleges and universities.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:21:38 +0000 The Associated Press 19536 at http://wkar.org MI Colleges, Universities Getting $300M for Projects Michigan Rising Hangs Up Snyder Recall Effort http://wkar.org/post/michigan-rising-hangs-snyder-recall-effort <p>The group trying to recall Governor Rick Snyder says it’s giving up.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:49:46 +0000 Rick Pluta 18614 at http://wkar.org Michigan Rising Hangs Up Snyder Recall Effort Report: Governor Has Plan to Bypass Legislature on Bridge http://wkar.org/post/report-governor-has-plan-bypass-legislature-bridge <p>A published report says Governor Rick Snyder is ready to bypass a reluctant Legislature and move ahead with a new international border crossing in Detroit.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 23:23:59 +0000 Rick Pluta 18403 at http://wkar.org Report: Governor Has Plan to Bypass Legislature on Bridge