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Mary Burke becomes first female major-party candidate for Wisconsin governor

Mary Burke becomes first female major-party candidate for Wisconsin governor

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 13 (UPI) --Mary Burke, now the official Democratic nominee for governor of Wisconsin, spent primary night on the campaign trail.
Frances Burns

Big 3 U.S. automakers to give $26M to help save Detroit's great art

DETROIT, June 9 (UPI) --The Big 3 U.S. automakers have promised $26 million to ensure that Detroit Institute of Arts masterpieces stay in the beleaguered city, officials said Monday.
Frances Burns
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder raises minimum wage to $9.25

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder raises minimum wage to $9.25

LANSING, Mich., May 28 (UPI) --Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich., signed a bill Tuesday evening that will raise the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018.
Aileen Graef
Poll: Democrat Gary Peters has small lead in race for open Senate seat in Michigan

Poll: Democrat Gary Peters has small lead in race for open Senate seat in Michigan

DETROIT, May 28 (UPI) --U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, the Democratic candidate, holds a slim lead over former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, a poll released Wednesday said.
Frances Burns
Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages yet

Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages yet

March 26 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Snyder says stay on overturn of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban complicates status of 300 couples who married.
Frances Burns
Michigan pushes to eliminate 'r-word' from statutes

Michigan pushes to eliminate 'r-word' from statutes

LANSING, Mich., March 6 (UPI) -- There is a statewide effort in Michigan to eliminate the word "retarded" from Michigan law.
Aileen Graef

Detroit's emergency manager submits plan to bankruptcy court

DETROIT, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The plan offered by Detroit's emergency manager Friday to return the city to solvency includes cutting retired city workers' pensions by a third.

Michigan House committee approves state income tax cut

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Tax cuts for Michigan residents advanced Wednesday as a House committee approved a bill to cut state income taxes by 2016.
Michigan prison workers say escape was the result of budget cuts

Michigan prison workers say escape was the result of budget cuts

IONIA, Mich., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Michigan prison workers say that the escape of Michael Elliot was the result of budget cuts that have reduced the prison system's resources.
Aileen Graef

Governor declares a fuel shortage emergency in Michigan

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency to address shortages of heating oil and propane brought on by severe winter conditions.
Automakers, feds tackle drunken driving, Tesla rebounds

Automakers, feds tackle drunken driving, Tesla rebounds

Drunken driving and the holidays, unfortunately, go together like fruit and nuts. The holiday period can be a dangerous time to get around.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Michigan governor rebuffs state GOP official for anti-gay comments

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Republican governor of Michigan has condemned comments by a GOP party official that gay people want free healthcare because they are dying from AIDS.

Separate abortion insurance proposal heads to Michigan Legislature

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A controversial petition, requiring Michigan women to purchase additional insurance if they choose to have abortion coverage, will go to the state Legislature.

Goldman Sachs brings 10,000 Small Businesses program to Detroit

DETROIT, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Investment bank Goldman Sachs says it is bringing its 10,000 Small Businesses program to the Detroit area, with loans and educational programs available.

Former hospital executive Mike Duggan elected mayor of Detroit

DETROIT, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Mike Duggan, a former prosecutor and hospital chief executive, became the first white to win a Detroit mayoral race Tuesday since 1970.
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, right, and his wife Sue arrive at Grace Episcopal Church for the funeral for former first lady Betty Ford on July 14, 2011, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UPI/Rex Larsen/POOL
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Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder (born August 19, 1958), is an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He assumed office as the 48th governor of Michigan on January 1, 2011. Previously, he was chief executive officer, chairman of the board and co-founder of Ann Arbor, Michigan-based venture capital firm Ardesta LLC.

Snyder was born in Battle Creek, Michigan and studied at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of General Studies with high distinction in 1977, then a MBA from the University of Michigan Business School with distinction in 1979, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982. Snyder also served as an adjunct assistant professor of accounting at the University of Michigan. He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife Sue and their three children and has a vacation home near Gun Lake. The couple were married in 1987 at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn.

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