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Posted on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 12:44 p.m.

Snyder says he would have done right-to-work ad differently

By Cindy Heflin

Gov. Rick Snyder said he would not have emphasized recently enacted and controversial right-to-work legislation in an advertisement that also used the state’s Pure Michigan slogan, the Detroit Free Press reported.


Rick Snyder

The full-page ad from the Michigan Economic Development Corp., which ran Jan. 8, touted Michigan as a good place to do business.

Snyder told the Free Press he would not have emphasized “one issue” in developing the ad.

MEDC president Michael Finney, former president and CEO of business incubator Ann Arbor SPARK, would not say whether he had discussed the ad with Snyder or thought it was a mistake, the newspaper reported.



Thu, Jan 17, 2013 : 2:06 p.m.

It's THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE! NOT the right to work. FREEDOM OF CHOICE. What America is about.

Richard Carter

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 2:07 p.m.

not on his agenda... until the next Lame Duck session of Congress.


Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 1:48 p.m.

Many people are going to vote differently next time around. What's next on your "not on my Agenda" agenda? Raise more taxes? Run more gay folks out? Forced religious programming in schools? I have to wonder why so many people that are against Obama raising taxes support Snyders raising taxes? Is it because Obama wants to raise taxes on the very well to do while Snyder did it to senior citizens and the poor? Maybe Snyder should mandate a Pledge to Ayn Rand, God was pretty clear about how to treat the poor and Snyder and the MI GOP are ignoring those examples. Ayn would be proud, though.

Debra Adams

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 11:55 a.m.

He says he would have done it differently, he did not say he would not do it at all.


Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 3:50 a.m.

Q: What's the difference between many of the anti-Snyderers and Birthers? A: Darned if I see any....

Chateau Gloria

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 10:42 p.m.

It seems that moving to Lansing cause one to lose touch with the common folk. Michael Finney's in ability to seperate bipartisan tourims intitative from a ideological devisive piece of legislation suggest that he and his staff have fallen prey to the narcissism of the capital and the uncnditional allegience to the Bolgerites and Richrdvillens. The governor started buidling brdges early in his term but has turned to building impenetratable walls with his ham handed handling of legislation and myopic behavior of his key economic development players.

Rick Stevens

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 8:20 p.m.

We'd like to do the election for governor 'differently' as well. You know, like have a governor who leads and actually thinks about things and uses facts and data to make intelligent decisions.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 7:55 p.m.

....and we're supposed to believe him becasue........


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 7:49 p.m.

I emailed the Governor that it was sad that an outside party (Koch Brother) had control of the Governor of Michigan, week later I received a card stating that the Homestead Credit on your taxes was going to be taken away, this would effect Senior Citizens , and now I hear through the Grape wine that the Governor wants to add $100.00 or more to our vehicle registrations for Roadwork, and worst of all I voted for him. SAD SAD SAD


Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 1:56 p.m.

Carole, I heard that in his State of the State address he's going to talk about adding an increase of $125/vehicle to cover road repair costs. It isn't in effect yet, and it will still have to get past the very generous and caring Michigan Legislature first.


Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 11:44 a.m.

A total of $30 was added to the new license registration -- just did mine.

Unusual Suspect

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 2:50 a.m.

"I emailed the Governor that it was sad that an outside party (Koch Brother) " See? I told you some body was going to say it.

Susan Ursus

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 : 12:13 a.m.

You voted for him? Well I guess you got what you deserved.

Unusual Suspect

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 7:04 p.m.

Koch brothers. You know those two words were going to be posted here anyway, so I figured I'd just get it over with early on.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 10:28 p.m.

As long as we're name dropping --- George Soros. Oh, that's probably not relevant.

An Arborigine

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 8:31 p.m.

In rewarding minimum wage jobs, how gratifying those careers must be.

Superior Twp voter

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 7:11 p.m.

Yes, the Koch Brothers..... those lousy guys that employ only 60,000 people.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 6:53 p.m.

Why not "emphasize" the issue ....I thought Rick was proud of it....

David Briegel

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 6:21 p.m.

Rick, it's your govt and the chickens are coming home to roost. Man up!

An Arborigine

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 6:20 p.m.

CEO, nerd, now Art there anything this man can't do? Raising taxes on the middle-class while cutting corporate taxes by the billions. A regular reverse Robin Hood he is!