Rick Snyder

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The Michigan Public Radio Network presents "Michigan Calling."  Governor Rick Snyder answers listeners' questions on a variety of topics.  Hosted by MPRN Statehouse Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.

MSU studies home treatment for blood clots

Feb 16, 2015
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Blood clots have been in the news lately, as Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recovers from one in his leg. The governor was hospitalized for treatment, but what if clots were better treated at home? A new MSU study will look at home versus hospital care. 

Current State’s Melissa Benmark speaks with Dr. Paul Stein, a professor of osteopathic medical specialties in MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, who is one of the study’s leaders.

WATCH NOW: Evening with the Governor

Dec 18, 2014
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AIRS Sun. Jan. 4 - 5pm WKAR-HD  | Watch it now at video.wkar.org

Budget director explains 2015 state spending plan

Feb 6, 2014
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Governor Rick Snyder 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.

Michigan GOP chief on Snyder's reelection bid

Feb 4, 2014
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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is launching his re-election campaign with a string of appearances that tout “Michigan’s Comeback.”  Yesterday, the Governor pressed the flesh in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids.  Today, it’s on to Traverse City, Frankenmuth and Oakland County.

Sen. Whitmer responds to State of the State

Jan 17, 2014
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Last night, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder gave his fourth State of the State address. He encouraged action on immigration and more support for state schools, among other issues.

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Mon. Jan. 19 at 9 pm - WKAR-TV | Michigan Governor Rick Snyder looks back at 2013 with Tim Skubick,  senior capitol correspondent and anchor of Off the Record from WKAR. The  exclusive one-hour interview includes a rare TV appearance by First Lady Sue Snyder.

The first campaign ad in the race for Michigan governor will start airing Wednesday.

Governor Rick Snyder is calling on state Senate Republicans to return to Lansing. That’s after the Senate adjourned for its summer recess without voting on a Medicaid expansion under the new federal healthcare law.

Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us how the episode left hard feelings, and dimming prospects for extending health coverage to many thousands of low-income working households

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Today is the final day of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.  Michigan education and the economy have dominated the sessions.  

From the island, Gov. Rick Snyder shares his thoughts on the issues discussed at the annual gathering.

Governor Rick Snyder calls his “Governor’s Economic Summit," which begins today in Detroit, a “centerpiece event” for 2013.  Over the next day and a half at Cobo Center,  the Governor is bringing together private sector employers and workforce developers to determine Michigan’s future hiring needs.  He plans a follow-up summit with educators in April to align the effort. Governor Snyder shares more details. 

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.  Current State host Mark Bashore managed, however, to get the Governor for a few minutes by phone for a quick update on all these issues. 

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On Wednesday, Governor Rick Snyder ordered a review of how Michigan delivers mental health services.  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.

Bob Sheehan, executive director of Community Mental Health of Lansing, discusses mental health challenges in mid-Michigan and what he thinks the review needs to address.

Current State #4 | January 17, 2013

Jan 17, 2013
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On today's Current State: Off the Record's  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 BackStage Pass season premiere with the metal band, Silent Lapse.

Audio Pending...

Current State #3 | January 16, 2013

Jan 16, 2013
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On today's Current State: MPRN's Rick Pluta previews Governor Snyder's "State of the State" address, Ingham County's eviction prevention program, Neighbors in Action with the Allen Neighborhood Center, and Michigan's role in the Civil War.

Current State #1 | January 14, 2013

Jan 14, 2013
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On today’s Current State premiere: Governor Rick Snyder, East Lansing schools, Lansing business news,  MSU basketball and the new therapy dog program in Ionia County.

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Current State host Mark Bashore interviews Michigan Governor Rick Snyder this afternoon at the George W. Romney Building in Lansing. Tune in for WKAR's Current State premiere broadcast, Monday at 9am with Governor Snyder...Current State's first guest.

 

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Heading into 2013, Governor Rick Snyder is hoping to shift conversation away from controversial new policies like “right-to-work”.

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Governor Rick Snyder will address Michigan State University graduates in December.

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Governor Rick Snyder says the state should do more to deal with blight and encourage urban farming in cities with lots of vacant land.  

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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. 

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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.  


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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.

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Michigan would boost efforts to reduce the number and severity of concussions in youth sports under bills signed Tuesday by Governor Rick Snyder.

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Governor Rick Snyder is worried Proposal Six on the November ballot would spark a lengthy court battle if it’s passed.

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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.

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The return of children to classrooms on Tuesday coincided with Governor Rick Snyder approving some big changes to how teachers will save for retirement.

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.

The governor and Republicans in the state House have been at odds over the health care exchanges called for in the federal Affordable Care Act. GOP leaders say they wanted to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule before acting. Now that the court has upheld the law, Republicans say they still have a lot of questions.

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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed bills sent to him by the Republican-led Legislature that would have required people to show a photo I-D, and affirm their U.S. citizenship by checking a box on a form before they could get an absentee ballot.

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a reduction in the state income tax.

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