The Legislature ends its summer recess this week and returns to Lansing. As we hear from Rick Pluta, 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." Snyder says. "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.