Rick Snyder

Radio Made in Michigan
1:03 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Budget director explains 2015 state spending plan

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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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:30 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Michigan GOP chief on Snyder's reelection bid

Gov. Rick Snyder
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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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:41 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Sen. Whitmer responds to State of the State

Gov. Rick Snyder
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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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TV Made in Michigan
12:49 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Evening with the Governor 2013 | WKAR TV Special

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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.

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NewsRoom
4:12 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Governor Snyder To Air First Ad Of 2014 Campaign

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

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:11 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Republican-controlled Senate postpones vote on Medicaid expansion

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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Radio Made in Michigan
4:23 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

From Mackinac, Gov. Rick Snyder discusses education, economy

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks with Current State's host Mark Bashore from 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference.
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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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:40 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Governor Snyder to hold economic conference in Detroit

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. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:30 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Governor Rick Snyder addresses latest issues facing Michigan

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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Health
2:48 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Governor Rick Snyder calls for review of state mental health system

Mental health funding in Michigan is uneven, says Bob Sheehan, and the tri-county area around Lansing is at the bottom.
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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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:54 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Current State #4 | January 17, 2013

'Current State' host Mark Bashore (left) discusses Governor Snyder's 'State of the State' speech live in studio with 'Off the Record's' Tim Skubick and Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer.
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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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:24 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Current State #3 | January 16, 2013

Thousands gathered at the capitol on December 11, 2012 to protest Governor Rick Snyder's signing of so-called 'right-to-work' legislation.
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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 #3 | January 16, 2013

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:22 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Current State #1 | January 14, 2013

Governor Rick Snyder (right) speaks with host Mark Bashore at the Romney Building in Lansing.
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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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Politics & Government
8:14 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Current State's First Guest is Governor Snyder

Mark Bashore with Governor Rick Snyder
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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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NewsRoom
4:25 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Governor Snyder Reflects On A Busy 2012 In Lansing

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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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NewsRoom
11:45 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Gov. Snyder to Address MSU Grads

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

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NewsRoom
6:21 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Governor Says Action Needed To Encourage Urban Farms

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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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NewsRoom
6:12 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Snyder: RTW Still Not On His Agenda

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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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NewsRoom
6:31 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Snyder: Petition Reform A Priority After The Election

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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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NewsRoom
6:11 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Election Complaint Against Snyder Dismissed

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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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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Gov. Snyder Signs Youth Sports Concussion Bills

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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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NewsRoom
6:16 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Gov. Snyder Asks International Business Leaders To Support New Bridge To Canada

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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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NewsRoom
6:29 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Snyder Calls for Big Changes for Blue Cross

Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan would become a policyholder-owned company under changes outlined by Gov. Rick Snyder. The governor explains his proposal as Department of Community Health Director James Haveman looks on.
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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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NewsRoom
6:41 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Governor Signs Pension Law as Court Battle Looms

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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.

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NewsRoom
6:29 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Snyder Says He’s Still Willing to Work with Legislature on Health Care Law

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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NewsRoom
6:37 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Snyder Vetoes GOP-Backed Election Measures

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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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NewsRoom
6:26 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Snyder Signs Income Tax Cut

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

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NewsRoom
6:21 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

MI Colleges, Universities Getting $300M for Projects

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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill investing more than $300 million in infrastructure projects at Michigan's colleges and universities.

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NewsRoom
6:49 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Michigan Rising Hangs Up Snyder Recall Effort

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The group trying to recall Governor Rick Snyder says it’s giving up.

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NewsRoom
7:23 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Report: Governor Has Plan to Bypass Legislature on Bridge

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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.

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