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Posted on Tue, Apr 24, 2012 : 9:15 a.m.

Have a question for Gov. Rick Snyder? Ask away during online town hall meeting

By Ryan J. Stanton

Gov. Rick Snyder will host an online town hall meeting on Wednesday to answer any questions Michigan residents might have for him.


Rick Snyder

That could be about Michigan's emergency manager law, the financial situation in Detroit, a proposal to phase out the state's personal property tax, transportation legislation pending in the state Legislature or any other topic that comes to mind.

Questions can be submitted right now by visiting

Snyder's office also will be accepting questions by telephone at 517-335-7858 or on Twitter by sending a message to @onetoughnerd using the hashtag #AskGovSnyder.

The event will be streamed live Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. via the governor's interactive LiveStream account at

At a conference on Monday, Snyder called for more urgent action to tackle the problems facing Detroit, saying that inaction only hurts Detroiters. The governor made his comments as the City Council begins its budget process and must adhere to requirements of a consent agreement the state forced the city to sign to avoid an emergency manager.

Ryan J. Stanton covers government and politics for Reach him at or 734-623-2529. You also can follow him on Twitter or subscribe to's email newsletters.



Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 5:04 p.m. I missed the live stream. Is the event available anywhere? Thanks!

Ryan J. Stanton

Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 6:39 p.m.

Here you go:


Wed, Apr 25, 2012 : 3:44 a.m.

How much money is the State saving as a result of canceling eligibility for health care benefits for Domestic Partners and their Children? How many individuals lost their insurance 3 days before Christmas as a result of your legislation? How much money has the State spent to-date defending its position in Federal District Court?

Monica R-W

Wed, Apr 25, 2012 : 1:52 a.m.

Here's a simple question that I know he won't answer. What does the Governor plan to do, ensuring Detroit's 550K registered voters, can vote November 6, 2012? Considering Detroit is under a Consent Agreement (i.e.-State Gov't Control) one would think Gov. Snyder cares as if Detroiter's will be allowed to actually vote in Election 2012? Will Detroit Citizens vote in Presidential Election be disenfranchised by Public Act #4? ~


Tue, Apr 24, 2012 : 3:02 p.m.

Will Gov. Synder stop the DNR's ongoing campaign to destroy small family farms at the direction of the Michigan Pork Producer's Association?

Jonny Spirit

Tue, Apr 24, 2012 : 2:21 p.m.

I would like to ask him when is he leaving!

Monica R-W

Wed, Apr 25, 2012 : 1:53 a.m.

Good one! LOL! Only if he takes the GOP House and Senate with him too....

Morris Thorpe

Tue, Apr 24, 2012 : 2:03 p.m.

If only Veracity had a way to submit those questions.....


Tue, Apr 24, 2012 : 1:32 p.m.

I would like Governor Snyder's vision for finding work for the remaining 400,000 unemployed Michigan citizens, many who have had their unemployment insurance checks terminated after 23 weeks due to a recent law which he signed. I would like to know Governor Snyder's views about planned parenthood and how he will receive bills that attempt to eliminate planned parenthood services in Michigan. I would like to know if Governor Snyder sincerely believes that replacing community operated public schools with charter schools will guarantee a better education to ALL students displaced by school closures and effected by the loss of state financial support.