Detroit mayor seeks to downsize government

DETROIT, March 8 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said he is working hard to fix the city's fiscal crisis by aggressively downsizing government.
Is a win in Michigan important to Romney or not?

Is a win in Michigan important to Romney or not?

Fresh from a good-but-not-great debate performance and carrying the governor's endorsement in his pocket, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was prepared to fight for Michigan, the state where he was born.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Santorum, Romney labor over Michigan

Santorum, Romney labor over Michigan

DETROIT, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are running a close race in Michigan ahead of the Feb. 28 primary, political observers said.

Mich. workers sue over pension law

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- State employee unions in Michigan said Monday they are contesting a law requiring them to opt out of a "guaranteed" pension plan or start contributing to it.

Detroit not jumping on garage sale option

DETROIT, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's Chief of Staff Kirk Lewis said the mayor has no plans to sell city assets, which could quickly relieve the city's cash crunch.

Mich. law could delay prison privatization

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A Michigan law requiring private contractors to pay prison inmates the minimum wage could delay privatization plans, an official said.

Detroit official hopeful of union giveback

DETROIT, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Detroit and the largest municipal union are close to agreement on concessions to ease the city's budget problems, the city council president said Tuesday.

Chippewa propose casino in Lansing

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Critics of a proposal by the Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians for a casino in Lansing, Mich., say the off-reservation project is "not viable."

Gay foster parents sue for right to adopt

DETROIT, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Two gay state-certified foster parents of three infants have filed a federal suit seeking to overturn a Michigan law preventing them from adopting the children.
Detroit poorly managed federal funds

Detroit poorly managed federal funds

DETROIT, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Detroit risks losing federal funding as a result of poor management of millions of dollars for social service programs designed to help the poor, officials say.

Gov. Snyder says Mich. economy improving

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Snyder credited a cut in business taxes and other tax reforms with Michigan's job growth as he delivered his State of the State address Wednesday.

Michigan's anti-bullying bill becomes law

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law anti-bullying legislation, admitting that he was a target for bullies in school.

Detroit headed for bankruptcy?

DETROIT, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Detroit's financial outlook is so dire the city may not be able to right itself without ending up in bankruptcy court, restructuring experts say.

Gov. names Flint, Mich., emergency manager

FLINT, Mich., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday appointed Michael Brown to run the city of Flint until it gets its financial house in order.
Detroit Mayor Bing eyes becoming emergency manager

Detroit Mayor Bing eyes becoming emergency manager

DETROIT, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said he would consider becoming the financially strapped city's emergency manager if Michigan's governor asks.
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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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