Governor Rick Snyder

Governor Rick Snyder says he stands by his testimony before a congressional committee regarding the Flint water crisis.

The Republican and Democratic leaders on the US House Oversight Committee have asked the governor to provide more details on when he became aware of an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Genesee County.

That’s because an aide to the governor testified in a criminal trial that he told the governor weeks earlier than when the governor said he knew.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is sticking by his congressional testimony about when he learned about a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease during the Flint water crisis, despite a senior aide's new disclosure that he informed the governor weeks earlier.

Spokesman Ari Adler says Snyder was "under oath" and "stands by his testimony."

Nearly 100 Legionnaires' cases, including 12 deaths, were reported in the Flint area when the city was using the Flint River for water in 2014-15.

Split Michigan Legislature approves leaky fuel tank bill

Oct 11, 2017

Michigan would spend more money reimbursing gas station owners to clean up leaky, environmentally risky fuel tanks under legislation sent to Gov. Rick Snyder. The Republican-controlled Senate passed the bill 26-10 Tuesday months after House approval. Democrats were opposed. 

Michigan governor asks flags lowered for Marine's funeral

Sep 15, 2017

Michigan's governor is asking that flags around the state be lowered to half-staff Friday in honor of a Marine from southeastern Michigan who died during training. Gov. Rick Snyder's office says flags will be lowered at all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in Lansing on the day of the funeral for Marine Pfc. Michael Giannattasio. 

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A series of statewide polls is being released this week. Yesterday, EPIC-MRA focused on President Donald Trump’s approval rating among other things. Today a Michigan-centric survey on leadership and next year’s gubernatorial candidate matchups. WGVU breaks down part two.

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA conducted its survey from August 27th through September 1st polling 600 registered Michigan voters, reaching 30 percent of them by cellphone.

Snyder urges Congress to protect young immigrants

Sep 5, 2017

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is urging Congress to act quickly to authorize and clarify the status of immigrants brought into the country illegally as children since President Donald Trump is phasing out a program that protects them from deportation. The Republican governor said Tuesday many people are "working toward success" under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and Congress should act "for the certainty of their future." 

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If you want to win 700-thousand dollars, you might be in luck. If you know how to keep invasive carp out of the Great Lakes.

Governor Rick Snyder wants proposals for how the state can keep black, silver, and bighead carp out of the Great Lakes. The challenge opened Tuesday.

“There’s been numerous examples throughout the world where people who don’t normally work in the everyday environment of fish – in this example – can come up with some really great and innovative ideas,” said Senior Water Policy Advisor at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Tammy Newcomb.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to allow qualified companies that create hundreds or thousands of Michigan jobs to receive tax incentives. The Republican on Wednesday signed the "Good Jobs" package of bills at an industrial property in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills. His office says the law is designed to help diversify Michigan's economy and attract new, large-scale employers. 

Michigan's governor is making money available to help four counties that saw widespread damage amid flash flooding last month. Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday announced that he's opened the Disaster and Emergency Contingency Fund to provide financial assistance to Bay, Isabella, Gladwin and Midland counties. Eligible local governments may apply for assistance grants of up to $100,000 or 10 percent of the previous year's operating budget, whichever is less. 

Drivers will be able to leave their vehicles running unattended on private property under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The law enacted Wednesday leaves intact a prohibition against running a vehicle unattended on a highway. The measure was introduced after a Detroit-area man was ticketed $128 for leaving his vehicle unattended in a driveway during the winter. 

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