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.

Michigan attorney general says he wants to protect Detroit pensions

LANSING, Mich., July 27 (UPI) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Saturday he will intervene in the Detroit bankruptcy case to protect people collecting city pensions.

Michigan Gov. Snyder vetoes bailout for Detroit

DETROIT, July 27 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he will not ask for a federal bailout for the Detroit, which recently filed for bankruptcy protection.

Orr says Detroit bankruptcy won't halt $400M Red Wings arena plans

DETROIT, July 26 (UPI) -- The emergency manager overseeing Detroit's finances says the city's bankruptcy filing won't halt plans for a taxpayer-funded, $400 million hockey arena.
Michigan judge rules Detroit bankruptcy violates state constitution

Michigan judge rules Detroit bankruptcy violates state constitution

DETROIT, July 19 (UPI) -- A Michigan circuit judge Friday ruled Detroit's federal bankruptcy filing violates the state constitution and should be withdrawn.

Detroit files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

DETROIT, July 18 (UPI) -- The City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday in federal court, trying to get out from under billions in debt.

Hundreds protest tar sands in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 15 (UPI) -- Turnout from a weekend protest near the Mackinac Bridge should serve as an indication of the growing concerns over tar sands, an advocacy director said.

Oil protest planned at Mackinac Bridge

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 12 (UPI) -- Environmental activists announced plans to stage a rally at the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan to press for more action against the tar sands industry.

Bankruptcy could cost Detroit $100 million in legal fees

DETROIT, July 10 (UPI) -- Legal fees for Detroit could reach $100 million if the city declares bankruptcy, an attorney with a prominent Michigan law firm said.

Michigan among states using TARP funds for anti-blight work

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 7 (UPI) -- Cities in Michigan will use $100 million in federal money to help eliminate housing blight, Gov. Rick Snyder said when announcing the Treasury Department funds.

Detroit officials upset over possible sale of city art collection

DETROIT, May 31 (UPI) -- The possibility Detroit may help settle $16 billion in debt by selling a city-owned gallery's artwork is unsettling, business and civic leaders said.

Michigan Natural Resources Commission authorized to vote on wolf hunt

LANSING, Mich., May 8 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Wednesday signed a bill that short-circuited activists' efforts to get a ban on hunting wolves placed on the ballot.
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Rick Snyder
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

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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