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  • Tri touts solution to boost economy more immigrant labor.

    03/31/2014 10:09:58 AM PDT · by Tamyra Murray · 6 replies
    WatchDog Wire ^ | March 31, 2014 | Tamyra Murray
    On March 18, an immigration forum, “Free Market Approaches to Immigration Reform,” was held in Lansing. The three speakers– Helen Krieble, Alex Nowrasteh, and Bing Goei — embraced an ‘open borders’ mindset and the debunked notion that immigrants are two times more entrepreneurial than Americans. The forum not only pushed Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to import more foreign workers (which would lower the wages of American workers), it seemed to be part of a national effort to promote comprehensive immigration reform (vs. immigration enforcement) on a state-by-state basis. Helen Krieble, founder of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation and amnesty...
  • Gov. Snyder: Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages

    03/26/2014 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    FOX News and AP ^ | March 26, 2014 | AP
    Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend. The marriages were performed Saturday before a federal appeals court suspended a decision that overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. Snyder's announcement Wednesday closes the door to certain benefits granted to Michigan married couples. The move comes after a day after an appeals court indefinitely stopped any additional same-sex marriages.
  • Redskins owner makes name-change announcement

    03/26/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/25/2014 | Sarah Hofmann
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder released a statement late Monday night announcing that despite widespread calls for the team to change its name, the name and logo would remain the same. But in lieu of a name change, Snyder has created the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation,” with hopes to “provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for tribal communities.”
  • Redskins owner Snyder to create foundation for Native Americans

    03/25/2014 1:26:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 3/25/2014 | Bob Niedt
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has faced  intense criticism that the name of his National Football League team is insensitive to Native Americans. He is now responding. In a letter published on the Washington Redskins' website, Snyder pledged Monday he would create a foundation aimed at helping Native Americans.Since last season, debate has surrounded the Redskins name; Oneida Indian Nation officials call the name offensive and a racial slur. Several publications have stopped using the word "Redskins" and even President Obama has chimed in on what he would do if he were Snyder.In a letter addressed to the Redskins Nation Monday, Snyder said he has traveled...
  • Rick Snyder will abide by Marriage Ruling [takes no position on same sex marriage]

    03/25/2014 7:52:28 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/24/2014 | Maggie Haberman
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he will follow however a federal judge rules on the legality of same-sex marriages in his state, and insisted he has never taken a public position on the issue.Snyder made the comments at a Bloomberg View forum with reporters in Manhattan on Monday, as gay couples who married in the last few days awaited clarity after a federal judge put a temporary hold on a ruling overturning Michigan’s ban on gay marriage.
  • Snyder to create foundation to provide help for tribal communities

    03/25/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Just because the President has advised the Redskins to change their name and just because two members of Congress recently scolded the NFL for keeping the name, team owner Daniel Snyder has not been compelled to change it (he's been anything but, actually). But with his colleagues -- and his commissioner -- still seemingly on his side (for now, at least), Snyder has taken a step to ingratiate himself into the Native American community. In a letter released Monday, Snyder announced that he would create a Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation that, in Snyder's words, will "provide meaningful and measurable...
  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder urges caution as state monitors extreme weather

    01/05/2014 6:28:06 PM PST · by madison10 · 16 replies
    mlive ^ | January 5th, 2014 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is urging residents to exercise great caution as dangerous winter weather sweeps across the state. "The heavy snowfall and expected 20-year low subzero temperatures and high winds are creating – or have the potential to create – hazardous conditions across most of the state," Snyder said in a release Sunday afternoon. "We want everyone to be safe. Let's all pull together by taking care of ourselves and each other, which includes checking in on friends and neighbors who may need our help. It’s times like this when Michiganders are at their best." The...
  • Obama looks to help blue states elect Dem governors

    12/02/2013 5:20:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-2-13 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    President Barack Obama won reelection last year warning voters about what he called an extreme Republican agenda that would roll back the social and economic victories of the previous years. But that agenda is on the move in the states, and on the ballot in next year’s most competitive governors’ races — all of them in places he won in both 2008 and 2012: Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Maine and Michigan. The White House has committed to its first Democratic Governors Association fundraising event of the cycle and pledged to help candidates next year, people familiar with the discussions confirmed...
  • Letter from Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to fans

    10/09/2013 11:58:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-9-2013 | Dan Snyder
    To Everyone in our Washington Redskins Nation: As loyal fans, you deserve to know that everyone in the Washington Redskins organization -- our players, coaches and staff -- are truly privileged to represent this team and everything it stands for. We are relentlessly committed to our fans and to the sustained long-term success of this franchise. That’s why I want to reach out to you --our fans -- about a topic I wish to address directly: the team name, “Washington Redskins.” While our focus is firmly on the playing field, it is important that you hear straight from me on...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 July 2013

    07/21/2013 5:15:20 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 188 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 21 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 21st, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Kevyn Orr, Detroit's emergency manager; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon and Washington Times columnist.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich.; Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio; Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League.FACE THE NATION (CBS): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and...
  • Snyder: Some Detroit Creditors May Never Be Paid

    07/19/2013 11:02:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 19, 2013l | Dave Eggert,Corey Williams
    DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says some Detroit creditors are not sure they will be repaid. Snyder was speaking Friday, a day after Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr made Detroit the biggest ever U.S. city to file for bankruptcy.
  • *Action* Alert for Michigan Grassroots! Stop Medicaid expansion in MI- Support Senate Bill 0041

    02/05/2013 5:24:12 AM PST · by jenk · 7 replies
    Grassroots in Michigan ^ | 2/5/13 | Joan
    It was reported in the Detroit News yesterday that Gov. Snyder will make a decision on Medicaid expansion THIS THURSDAY! “Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder will fire the first shot in the next health care skirmish Thursday when he recommends in his budget presentation to the Legislature whether Michigan should open Medicaid to as many as half a million more residents.“ Medicaid is a VOLUNTARY program Medicaid Expansion is VOLUNTARY Medicaid expansion WAS being forced by on the states by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until the Supreme Court Ruling on ObamaCare. They ruled that the expansion was unconstitutional.Therefor,the Federal...
  • Michigan State of the State 2013

    01/16/2013 2:59:17 PM PST · by garyb · 8 replies
    WKAR-TV ^ | 01/16/2013 | Governor Snyder
    The Michigan State of the State airs live on most Michigan public television and radio stations and many commercial stations. Web stream live at Program starts at 7:00PM Archive copy will be available tomorrow (01/17) at:
  • Michigan governor making his way through 282 bills

    12/29/2012 11:08:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    WSBT ^ | 12/29/12
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been busy working his way through the 282 bills passed by the Legislature during the final weeks of the 2012 session. The governor's office said he signed 53 bills on Friday and vetoed four. He has acted on a total of 186 bills and 95 are pending review.
  • Governor Rick Snyder vetoes concealed weapons legislation

    12/18/2012 2:21:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 70 replies ^ | December 18, 2012
    (WXYZ) - Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed gun legislation that would have allowed concealed weapons in churches, schools and daycares. He vetoed Senate Bill 59 Tuesday after stating that he would give the legislation extra consideration following tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. The bill drew widespread criticism in the wake of the school massacre in Newtown where 26 people were killed - including 20 children. Under the proposed law, concealed weapons would have been allowed in schools and churches. “This type of violence often leaves society with more questions than answers,” Snyder said. “The reasons for such appalling acts usually are...
  • Helpful union surrogate vows to chase Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s daughter to soccer game

    12/15/2012 10:47:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    The great thing about Democracy – as I’m sure you’ll all agree – is that once the campaigns, debates and battles are over and the people have spoken, everyone can pick up the pieces and get on with productive work to advance the principles each side believes in. Clearly, such is the case in Michigan, where defeated but undaunted union advocates have already begun dusting themselves off and …Nope. LANSING — A speaker at a union protest against right-to-work legislation said if Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill he would get “no rest” and that protesters would be at his...
  • Michigan Unions Targeted Obama Enemy: Koch Brothers

    12/13/2012 4:19:33 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | Dece,ber 12, 2012
    Politics: The union mob that tore down that tent outside the Michigan state capitol was aiming at a free-market advocacy group on the president's enemies list promoting right-to-work and other pro-growth measures. In an editorial headlined "Drinking the Kochs' Kool-Aid," the Detroit Free Press, a newspaper in a decaying city with 18.9% unemployment, opined it was pressure from the Koch brothers, David H. and Charles G., who head a Kansas-based conglomerate with 50,000 U.S.-based employees, that moved Michigan Republicans to make the state adopt right-to-work legislation. Randy Richardville, majority leader of the state Senate, and Gov. Rick Snyder may have...
  • Union Violence In Michigan Is No Tea Party

    12/12/2012 4:26:56 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 12, 2012
    Organized Labor: The assault on a Fox News contributor protecting women and seniors in a tent is but the latest example of the civil discourse and respect for democracy the president's union supporters really have. Imagine the outrage and the mainstream media feeding frenzy had it been a Tea Party member punching an MSNBC contributor covering a protest over ObamaCare. Or if Tea Party members had descended on a tent full of Occupy Wall Street supporters, flattening and tearing it apart with total disregard for the people inside. Yet that is precisely what happened to conservative comedian and Fox News...
  • Michigan’s governor sides with right to work

    12/09/2012 5:42:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2012 | Andrea Billups
    He forged a reputation as a moderate, can-do businessman-politician, but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, has taken a leap into the political unknown by embracing a right-to-work bill that has put him at the center of an ideological battle with the state’s powerful union movement that shows no signs of dying down in the weeks ahead. With President Obama, who openly criticized the right-to-work drive, set to visit Detroit on Monday, opinions are sharply divided over the wisdom of the Republican push to make this longtime bastion of union strength into the nation’s 24th right-to-work state. Unions and Democrats...
  • In Michigan, It's Right To Work Vs. Right To Pork

    12/07/2012 4:04:55 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    IVD EDITORIALS ^ | December 7, 2012
    Right To Work: Both chambers of the Michigan legislature pass bills banning union dues as a condition of employment as a Detroit city councilwoman wonders when the pork will arrive. The choice is growth vs. stagnation. Reports of the GOP's demise may be greatly exaggerated, at least at the state level, as Michigan, birthplace of the modern labor movement and unionism, stands poised to become the nation's 24th right-to-work (RTW) state. If it goes ahead, it will join recent addition Indiana in challenging union power as Gov. Scott Walker successfully did in Wisconsin. Michigan's Republican governor, Rick Snyder, is poised...
  • Senate passes right-to-work legislation (Michigan)

    12/06/2012 5:23:03 PM PST · by taildragger · 45 replies
    WXYZ TV Channel 7 ^ | 12/06/2012 | AP / WXYZ
  • The Michigan Senate just passed Right to Work!!!

    12/06/2012 5:14:45 PM PST · by taildragger · 15 replies
    12/6/2012 | taildragger
    Folks, I got a phone call 10 minutes ago from someone close to this... Moderator do not pull this thread, this is breaking news, it is the Senate not the House, the House was this afternoon.No word when it hits the Governors Desk...
  • Right to Work Just passed the Michigan Senate!!!

    12/06/2012 5:03:52 PM PST · by taildragger · 1 replies
    Folks, I just got a phone call from someone who is following this real close. The Michigan Senate just passed right to work. No word when it hits the Governors Desk All I can say is wow. I need to second source it !
  • BREAKING: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State

    12/06/2012 9:55:50 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 54 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/6/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said today that a bill will be introduced that would make Michigan the nation's 24th right-to-work state. "When it arrives on my desk, I plan on signing it," he said. In a press conference with the House and Senate Majority leaders and three union members, the Governor suggested that a bill would be introduced today. Under the legislation, employees would only pay union representation fees (also called "agency fees") if they chose to do so. Federal law prohibits workers from being required to be union members and pay union dues as a condition of employment. However,...
  • Michiganders Rise Up! Stand with Bolger against Snyder.

    07/08/2012 9:18:26 AM PDT · by jenk · 21 replies ^ | 7/8/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    On this point, the Governor must not bend to special interests and do what is right for the sovereign individuals in this State.  Speaker of the House, Jase Bolger is willing to go toe to toe with the Governor, to stop him from implementing a Healthcare Exchange. The Governor says that if we don't act by the end of the year, the Federal Government will impose an exchange upon us.  However, if he agrees to expand Medicaid, it will drown us financially in the years to come. This assessment by the Cato Institute is the right way to look at...
  • More Leftist Than Catholic

    02/12/2012 9:56:57 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 4 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 2/11/12 | Noman
    Phil Lawler of offers an in-depth analysis of President Obama's accommodation of the religious Left in the flap over his administration's coercion of religious institutions, most obviously Catholic ones. Catholic Leftist's like Sr. Carol Keehan, D.C., President of the Catholic Health Association--known as Obama's nun; the presumptive Bishop of the American Church recognized by secularists and self-hating Catholics--approve of the State intruding upon the Church's internal governance. They won't object about that until Catholic governance reflects their beliefs, at which time enough will be enough, the lamb will lay down with the lion, and Church-State relations will achieve heights...
  • Snyder's Premature Capitulation

    11/14/2011 8:05:38 AM PST · by jenk · 7 replies ^ | 11/14/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    Republican Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, joined with 25 other state AG's in a lawsuit against Obamacare. That lawsuit was decided by Judge Roger Vinson of Sarasota, Florida, and stands as one of the greatest arguments toward declaring Obamacare unconstitutional. Prior to the ruling, Schuette renewed the fight initiated by former Republican AG Mike Cox, saying, “For the first time in history the federal government is forcing us to buy a product under the threat of a penalty, in violation of the U.S. Constitution,” said Schuette. “I will fight Obamacare tooth-and-nail to protect our citizens from this constitutional overreach.” So,...
  • Mich. to require BMI reports on kids

    09/14/2011 11:13:26 AM PDT · by Palter · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 14 Sept 2011 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    Gov. Rick Snyder plans to direct doctors in Michigan to begin monitoring the body weight of their young patients and provide the data to a state registry in one of the most extensive government efforts to address the growing problem of pediatric obesity, the Associated Press has learned. The move would help track the state's growing obesity problem while opening the way for doctors to be more proactive in offering advice, Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The Republican governor will announce the initiative Wednesday as part of his proposal for improving Michigan residents' health. The...
  • Pirates Catcher Chris Snyder, Wife Go Face-To-Face With Accused Attacker

    07/14/2011 4:56:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 13, 2011
    PITTSBURGH -- Pirates catcher Chris Snyder and his wife Carla came face-to-face with a man accused of attacking them during a road rage incident last month. Chris and Carla Snyder spoke to Channel 11 News after a hearing on Wednesday, in which all charges against Subhash Modhwadia, of Scott Township, were held for court. "It was a weird situation. Everything happened so fast," Chris Snyder said. With an Indian interpreter on video, Carla Snyder testified that when she turned into a BP gas station on Banksville Road, Modhwadia blocked her sports utility vehicle and accused her of cutting him off.
  • Baseball player's wife attacked

    06/17/2011 10:44:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    WTAE/CNN ^ | June 17, 2011
    BANKSVILLE, PA (WTAE/CNN) - A man is accused of attacking the wife of a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player in Banksville, PA. Police say the attack happened after a near collision between Carla Snyder and Subhash Modwadia. Pirate's catcher Chris Snyder was there at the time, but could not step in because of a back injury. Carla Snyder told police that after the near collision, she tried to pull into the gas station, but Modwadia would not let her, and followed them into the lot. "He threw his scooter in front of her truck and dropped it, got out and ripped...
  • OFF THE RECORD -- AFA-Michigan's Gary Glenn on Gov. Rick Snyder and the conservative agenda

    06/04/2011 1:18:27 AM PDT · by AFA-Michigan
    WKAR-TV, Lansing ^ | June 3, 2011 | Host Tim Skubick
    Picking up the pieces after the passage of the budget, the governor's relationship with the right wing agenda, and the Island-Bridge conclave. The guest is Gary Glenn, head of the American Family Association of Michigan. He wants to push for Right to Work, even if the governor does not. Reporters Susan Demas, Bill Ballenger, and Dawson Bell join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.
  • Gary Glenn's agenda for Gov. Rick Snyder

    06/04/2011 1:10:17 AM PDT · by AFA-Michigan · 2 replies
    WJBT FOX 2, DETROIT ^ | June 1, 2011 | Tim Skubick
    LANSING, Mich. -- Oh my, this could get mucho messy. The ultra-conservative wing of the state GOP has been patiently marking time since January when the Rick Snyder juggernaut rolled into town. The new governor told everyone he was all about getting a new budget and business tax in place and would not be diverted by “other” issues. Well the budget is in place, as is the business tax, and here comes Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan. Let’s just say Mr. G.G. is not a liberal...not by any stretch. And he’s got an agenda as long...
  • ASk the Governor

    05/13/2011 4:08:34 AM PDT · by garyb
    WKAR ^ | 5-14-2011 | Michigan Public Radio Network
    Conversation with Governor Rick Snyder, Live at 9:00AM from East Lansing on most public radio stations in Michigan. Webstream with video at: webstream audio only at: (choose WKAR AM or WKAR FM) video archive should be posted early afternoon at
  • Benton Harbor (Mich.) Emergency Manager Strips Power From All Elected Officials

    04/16/2011 1:55:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Michigan Messenger ^ | 4-15-11 | Todd Heywood
    The Emergency Financial Manager of the city of Benton Harbor has issued an order striping all city boards and commissions of all their authority to take any action. The order, signed Thursday, limits the actions available to such bodies to calling a meeting to order, approving the minutes of meetings and adjourning a meeting. The bodies are prohibited under the act from taking any other action without the express authority of the Emergency Financial Manager, Joseph Harris. Actions such as Harris’ are explicitly allowed under a newly approved law which granted sweeping new powers to emergency financial managers. That legislation...
  • Freep This Poll: Rick Snyder's budget proposal spurs debate: Is it fair?

    04/04/2011 7:32:51 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | April 3, 2011 | Nathan Bomey
    The crescendo of complaints about Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget — which infuriated a mass ensemble of groups throughout Michigan — sounds a common theme. By most accounts, people seem to agree that “shared sacrifice,” as the governor has put it, is fair and necessary to help Michigan establish a sustainable state government. But few can agree on the definition of fair. And there has been little agreement on a better alternative.
  • Snyder's legal costs could reach six figures, but help is already coming in (Westboro Case)

    03/04/2011 8:13:16 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 11 replies
    York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record ^ | March 4, 2010 | BILL LANDAUER
    Now that the Supreme Court has decided Westboro Baptist Church had a legal right to picket his son's funeral, Albert Snyder has to reimburse Westboro for at least some of its legal costs. The bill, which covers things like Westboro Baptist's costs for making photocopies, could balloon to more than six figures. At the moment, Snyder owes $16,510.80 for the costs of appealing the case to the Fourth Circuit court of appeals. Attorneys for Westboro have filed for additional costs from the 2007 trial in U.S. District Court in Maryland. Those costs are about $100,000, Snyder's attorney, Sean Summers, said...
  • Free speech for fruitcakes

    03/03/2011 3:11:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 45 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 3, 2011 | Editorial
    When it comes to repugnant, it's hard to beat the reptiles of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. But in America, repugnance is no barrier to the conversation, a point affirmed yesterday by the US Supreme Court in a big win for First Amendment rights. The high court sided 8-1 with Westboro and its right to picket funerals of slain military personnel. The church preaches that combat deaths are God's punishment for America's tolerant views on homosexual rights -- and members picket funerals bearing signs that read "God Hates Fags" and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers." When Marine Lance...
  • Odious but protected

    03/03/2011 3:07:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    Let's start by stating the obvi ous: The Westboro Baptist Church is a hateful, odious fringe sect, less a "church" than the extended family of founder and "pastor" Fred Phelps, that has picketed nearly 600 military funerals with signs like "Thank God for dead soldiers," "Pray for more dead soldiers," and "God hates fags." The Topeka-based "independent Baptist church" is animated by extreme anti-gay, anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic views, and blames America's tolerance of homosexuality for what it sees as the country's moral downfall. In 2007, the "church" was sued by Albert Snyder -- whose son Matthew, a Marine lance corporal,...
  • Gov. Snyder to Break Michigan's Corporate Welfare Habit

    02/03/2011 8:58:44 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/3/2011 | Michael LaFaive
    Although details are not yet clear, according to early reports Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed Michigan Business Tax replacement appears to be good news for advocates of sound economic policy. Whatever the final details, lowering the tax burden on job providers and making the system much less complex will surely provide a boost for commerce in the Great Lakes State. Arguably of equal importance, press reports are saying the governor’s proposal would also end the Michigan Economic Growth Authority’s selective corporate tax break and subsidy program, and the state film subsidies as well. Research by Mackinac Center analysts shows that, at...
  • Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder sues Washington City Paper

    02/03/2011 6:57:24 AM PST · by jpl · 22 replies
    NBC Wasington ^ | Thursday February 3, 2011 | NBC Wasington
    Redskins owner Dan Snyder filed a $2 million lawsuit Wednesday against the parent company of the Washington City Paper. The suit stems from an article written by City Paper reporter Dave McKenna in November. In the lawsuit filed in New York, Snyder says that the City Paper has "engaged in an ongoing campaign" to "smear his business and personal reputation," has published more than 50 columns in which he "was the subject of derision, ridicule and/or vilification," and that the November cover story on him "featured an anti-Semitic depiction of Mr. Snyder with horns on his head, bushy eyebrows, and...
  • LIVE THREAD: Michigan- State of the State (Gov. Rick Snyder)

    01/19/2011 4:13:52 PM PST · by Miztiki · 20 replies
    Live thread on the State of the State address (cause I didn't see one started)...
  • How Michigan's GOP came back [Excellent read!]

    11/06/2010 8:33:17 AM PDT · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Detroit News | November 4, 2010 | Nolan Finley
    This excellent article was published in the Detroit News (which can't be posted here due to copyright complaint). It is an excellent response to the RINOS and "moderate Republicans" who are whining and crying how the Tea Party lost the Senate for the Rs. Here's the link.
  • Rick Snyder (R) projected next Michigan Governor

    11/02/2010 5:20:13 PM PDT · by rintense · 35 replies
    Woodtv ^ | 11/2/2010 | Wood TV
    Updated: Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010, 8:00 PM EDT Published : Tuesday, 02 Nov 2010, 8:00 PM EDT GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Rick Snyder, the self-proclaimed "One Tough Nerd," is projected to become Michigan's next governor over Democrat Virg Bernero. Republican Snyder will take over as the state's 48th governor when he succeeds Jennifer Granholm in January. A two-term governor, Granholm was unable to run again for the office due to term limits.
  • Republican Takes 20 Point Lead in Michigan

    10/11/2010 7:38:08 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/11/2010 | Thomas Ferdousi
    You read it correctly. Despite the Democratic Party running the state of Michigan into the ground for the last twenty years and the current Great Recession hobbling the state further it seemed like almost an impossibility for a Republican to win a statewide race in Michigan. However, in the race to replace outgoing terrible Governor Jennifer Granholm a Republican has taken a wide lead in that state's race. This polling has been done by several local news organizations, including the Detroit Free Press. While this would lead to the poll to be less accurate than national firms it still appears...
  • In Michigan, It’s GOP’s Rick Snyder 51, Democrat Virg Bernero 29

    08/26/2010 8:53:40 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 44 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 8-26-2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Did you ever think you would see Republicans winning Michigan by a rout? Republican Rick Snyder holds a dominating 22 percentage point lead over Democrat Virg Bernero in the Nov. 2 election for governor, according to a new poll. Snyder leads Bernero, 51%-29%, with 20% undecided, according to the poll by EPIC/MRA released exclusively to the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-Channel 7. Snyder’s appeal is especially strong among independent voters, who favor him 50%-15% — with 35% undecided. There are several GOP House challengers who will appreciate the top-of-the-ticket help.
  • Snyder Includes Money for Little Rock Shooting Victims in Bill (Army Pvt. William Long)

    05/25/2010 5:00:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 248+ views
    Snyder Includes Money for LR Shooting Victims in BillBy The Associated Press 5/24/2010 9:18:12 AM LITTLE ROCK -- An addition to an amendment of a defense spending bill being considered by the U.S. House this week could mean money for victims of the shootings last June outside a Little Rock military recruiting center. During a meeting of the House's Armed Services Committee, Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., suggested the change to the Republican amendment, which originally was designed to help victims of a shooting last November at Fort Hood, Texas. Now the legislation acknowledges that the shooting death of 23-year-old Army...
  • False Prophets Are Ravenous Wolves

    04/04/2010 4:10:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 338+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 04, 2010 | Bob Weir
    Just when you think you've seen the most vile, disgusting levels of human behavior, you come across something that makes you fear for the survival of the human race. It's not that I wasn't aware of the vicious demonstrations held by the Westboro Baptist Church; I wrote about their malevolence in 1998 when they picketed the funeral of Mathew Shepard, a young man who had been brutally murdered by a couple of Neanderthals in Wyoming. Shepard was pistol-whipped, tortured, tied to a fence, and left to die. This happened not because he had committed a crime or hurt anyone, but...
  • Outrage After Marine's Father Ordered to Pay Funeral Protester's Fees

    03/31/2010 7:38:45 PM PDT · by metmom · 30 replies · 1,006+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 |
    A court order requiring the father of a Marine killed in Iraq to pay court costs of anti-gay protestors who picketed the funeral has not only angered the father -- it is prompting outcry among among veterans. The VFW issued a statement to its members calling on them to help the father, Albert Snyder of York, Pa., pay the $16,510 owed to Fed Phelps, the leader of Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church, which held protests at Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006. "It is absolutely wrong for the court to order him to shoulder a financial burden on top...
  • York County U.S.Marine Father Must Pay Court Costs of Funeral Protesters

    03/29/2010 7:34:42 PM PDT · by Blonde · 19 replies · 880+ views ^ | March 29, 2010 | AP Staff reporter
    BALIMORE, MARYLAND - Lawyers for the father of a Marine who died in Iraq say a court has ordered him to pay legal costs for the anti-gay protesters who picketed his son's funeral. The protesters are led by Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church. Albert Snyder of York, Pa., had won a $5 million verdict against Phelps, but it was thrown out on appeal. On Friday, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Maryland ordered Snyder to pay the costs of Phelps' appeal. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed earlier this month to consider whether the protesters' provocative messages,...
  • Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry (Arkansas Democrat) to retire

    01/24/2010 3:38:06 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 1,223+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/24/10 | Chris Cillizza
    Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow morning, according to three sources briefed on the decision. Berry will become the sixth Democrat in a competitive seat to leave in the last two months but the first to announce his retirement since the party's special election loss in Massachusetts last Tuesday. Berry, first elected in 1996, had been noncommittal about his re-election bid for months although, privately, his allies insisted he was planning to run for re-election. While Berry had rarely been challenged in the 1st district over the past decade or so, the seat has a...