41,000 people in Michigan to lose welfare

41,000 people in Michigan to lose welfare

DETROIT, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., joined 200 demonstrators to protest a law that will end welfare for about 41,000 people in Michigan.

Michigan law would cap welfare benefits

DETROIT, July 14 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign a bill that would put a lifetime cap on the length of time state recipients can collect welfare, officials said.

Man sues over jail's porn ban

MT. CLEMENS, Mich., July 4 (UPI) -- A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to bank robbery filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder alleging a jail's pornography ban is cruel and unusual punishment.

Mich. governor recall effort appears weak

LANSING, Mich., July 3 (UPI) -- The campaign to organize a vote to recall Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has reached its halfway point with no word on the number of signatures collected.

Snyder: New Detroit-Canada bridge needed

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., June 2 (UPI) -- A publicly owned Detroit-to-Canada bridge will create badly needed jobs and spur trade between top trading partners, Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said.

Michigan drops business tax, hikes others

LANSING, Mich., May 13 (UPI) -- With no votes to spare, the Michigan Legislature has cleared a $2 billion tax break for businesses and hikes for individuals.

Protesters greet Mich. governor

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 7 (UPI) -- Protesters greeted Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder when he served as grand marshal Saturday in Benton Harbor's Blossomtime Parade.
Ford joins Reagan in Capitol rotunda

Ford joins Reagan in Capitol rotunda

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A 10-foot-tall bronze statue of former President Gerald R. Ford has been placed in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol facing fellow Republican Ronald Reagan.

Mich. passes 'I'm sorry' law for doctors

DETROIT, April 20 (UPI) -- A new Michigan law says healthcare providers no longer have to fear apologies to patients for medical mistakes will be used against them in malpractice cases.

Michigan changes law on teen sex cases

DETROIT, April 13 (UPI) -- Consensual but illegal sex between teenagers will no longer result in the older partner being put on Michigan's state sex offender registry, lawmakers say.

Mich. bill gives, takes from jobless

LANSING, Mich., March 29 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law Monday that lets Michigan's jobless take advantage of federal extended benefits while cutting future state jobless benefits.

Thousands protest at Michigan Statehouse

LANSING, Mich., March 17 (UPI) -- Thousands of union members and other protesters crowded the Michigan Statehouse Wednesday for a demonstration against Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget.

Michigan rally protests governor's budget

LANSING, Mich., March 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters gathered at the Michigan Statehouse in Lansing Wednesday to oppose new Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's budget.
Michigan filmmakers on lobbying warpath

Michigan filmmakers on lobbying warpath

DETROIT, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Filmmakers said the $25 million Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder budgeted for industry incentives is not enough to help the industry thrive in the state.

Poll: 'Michiganders' embrace the label

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A Michigan pollster said a majority of state residents surveyed agree with Gov. Rick Snyder that they should be called Michiganders.
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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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