Michigan governor declares fuel emergency

LANSING, Mich., July 25 (UPI) -- The governor of Michigan declared a fuel emergency in response to the shutdown of the West Shore pipeline from Wisconsin.
Bomb threat at Detroit's Comerica Park

Bomb threat at Detroit's Comerica Park

DETROIT, July 18 (UPI) -- Detroit police and U.S. Homeland Security personnel responded to a bomb threat at Comerica Park Tuesday night and said no suspicious device was found.
Detroit plan for $100M in cuts approved

Detroit plan for $100M in cuts approved

DETROIT, July 13 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's proposal for $100 million in cuts to the city's unionized workforce has been approved by a city-state financial advisory board.

Mich. gov. vetoes voter ID measure

LANSING, Mich., July 3 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday vetoed Republican-backed legislation that critics called an attempt to suppress voting by minorities and the poor.
Lawmakers target synthetic marijuana

Lawmakers target synthetic marijuana

LANSING, Mich., June 5 (UPI) -- State lawmakers in Michigan moved to stop the sale of synthetic marijuana in the state, officials said.
Michigan approves stun guns for citizens

Michigan approves stun guns for citizens

LANSING, Mich., May 9 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation permitting state residents to carry stun guns provided they meet certain criteria.

Michigan allows bikers to go helmetless

LANSING, Mich., April 14 (UPI) -- Many motorcyclists in Michigan can now ride their bikes without helmets, a new law says.

Detroit mayor out of hospital

DETROIT, April 2 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing left a hospital Monday to continue his recovery from colon surgery at home, his office said in a statement.

Bill would repeal Mich. helmet law

LANSING, Mich., March 29 (UPI) -- Michigan motorcyclists age 21 and over could ride without a helmet if Gov. Rick Snyder signs a bill that would repeal the state's helmet law.

Michigan sees big jump in tourism

LANSING, Mich., March 27 (UPI) -- A Michigan State University study said spending by tourists in the Great Lakes state should rise by 6 percent in 2012.

Detroit Mayor Bing recovering from surgery

DETROIT, March 25 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was recovering Saturday night after surgery to repair a perforation in his large intestine, a statement issued by the city said.

Detroit's finances deemed in severe straits

DETROIT, March 22 (UPI) -- A team of financial advisers in Michigan deemed the city of Detroit in serious financial straits but said it would hold off on an outright state takeover.

Demonstrations oppose Detroit takeover

DETROIT, March 17 (UPI) -- A Detroit group opposing a state takeover of the city's finances has launched a series of demonstrations, its leaders say.

Fed bailout sought for Detroit

DETROIT, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke, D-Mich., said Friday he plans to seek a deal with the federal government to obtain economic relief for cash-strapped Detroit.

Detroit mayor seeks loan from Michigan

DETROIT, March 9 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has asked the state of Michigan for a loan of $125 million to $150 million to help the financially struggling city.
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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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