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.

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.

Mich. Gov. Snyder offers deposition in bankruptcy filing

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder took the unprecedented step of testifying in a deposition before union lawyers about his decision to put Detroit into bankruptcy.

Fed, state, local officials to discuss ways to aid Detroit

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Obama administration officials visit Detroit Friday to discuss ways to wipe out blight, improve transit and safety, and enhance the beleaguered city's appeal.

Detroit defends constitutionality of bankruptcy protection

DETROIT, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The City of Detroit denied in court documents claims that its bankruptcy plan violated state protections for pensioners.

Snyder expected to appoint long-term advisory board for Detroit

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Michigan's emergency manager law allows the state to control Detroit's finances for years after the city emerges from bankruptcy, experts say.
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Michigan Governor's Mansion Lansing, Michigan (public)

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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