Not On Snyder’s Agenda: Prevailing Wage?

Not content with shoving “freedom to freeload” legislation through during the lame duck session, Tea Party Republicans in the Michigan Legislature are now pushing for an end to the state’s prevailing wage law.

Back in 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder said repealing the prevailing wage was “not really on my agenda. Just like right-to-work.”

However, in [...]

Not On Snyder’s Agenda: Ensuring Fair Presidential Elections in Michigan

State Rep. Peter Lund is planning to reintroduce legislation that would apportion 14 of Michigan’s 16 electoral votes according to the top vote-getter in each congressional district. Lund has tried to justify his scheme under the guise of fairness, but he admitted that Lansing Republicans didn’t undertake this scheme last session because they thought Mitt [...]

Not On Snyder’s Agenda: Protecting the Environment

During his campaign for governor, Rick Snyder touted a pro-environment agenda, and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters noted they were “cautiously optimistic” about a Snyder Administration. Snyder highlighted environmental issues during his victory speech on Election Night:

“We are truly blessed in this state with some of the world’s greatest natural resources,” Snyder [...]

Not on Snyder’s Agenda: “Social Issues”

Candidate Rick Snyder emphasized economic issues while on the campaign trail and repeatedly downplayed his stances on women’s rights, LGBT rights and other social issues. At a Washtenaw County forum during the campaign, Snyder told the audience,

“As a practical matter, social issues are not on my agenda. We need to come together and focus [...]

Not on Snyder’s Agenda: “Right to Work”

Up until December 2012, Gov. Rick Snyder had contended that so-called “right to work” legislation was “not on my agenda.” He said it many different ways:

“I’m not interested in that. It’s not something I want to see on my desk.”

“It is a divisive, polarizing issue that will drive people apart when [...]