Tallying up the Snyder administration

Rick Snyder took office in January 2011 as Michigan faced yet another budget deficit and as plenty of citizens wondered whether state government could act with alacrity. Armed with large Republican majorities in both chambers of the Legislature, and aided by a good economic tailwind, Snyder rushed through the first six months of his term winning quick approval of one major intiative after another. Subsequent months have seen a slower pace, however. Bridge contributor Zach Gorchow of the Gongwer News Service reviewed administration and state documents to compile a list of major legislative plans and where they stand.

 

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Rich
Tue, 05/29/2012 - 12:58pm
The new bridge to Canada was NOT rejected by the legislature. It was rejected by some on one Senate committee. You should publish the names of those on that committee that voted to reject, and also publish how much in funding each received from the DIBC or any of it's representatives.
Richard Morley ...
Tue, 05/29/2012 - 2:17pm
Rich, You are exactly correct. Richard
Mike Ritenour
Thu, 05/31/2012 - 11:32am
Good observations with which I wholeheartedly agree. This is one of the worst examples in recent memory of the democratic process being held hostage by a few rogue legislators in key positions who have sold their votes to the highest (and apparently only) bidder. They should be called out early and often.