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Gov. Snyder has a busy final week ahead

steve carmody
Michigan Radio

Gov. Rick Snyder is moving into his final week on the job, but he’s still got a lot left to do.

Last week, the legislature sent the governor the last of more than 400 bills and resolutions passed during their lame duck session after the November election.

Gov. Snyder has been busy using his pen to sign dozens of bills into laws, as well as vetoing a handful.

He still has to decide if he’s going to sign off on a $1.3 billion supplement budget bill, which includes money for PFAS cleanup, roads, and hospitals.  A large part of the money is federal matching funds.

The governor must also decide whether to sign bills limiting voter access, shield dark money contributed to non-profits, and giving the legislature the ability to intervene in state lawsuits.

"The Governor will carefully review the final version of the legislation and then decide whether to sign it,” says Ari Adler, Gov. Snyder’s spokesman. 

Snyder has until the New Year to finish his to-do list before handing the keys to the governor’s office to incoming governor Gretchen Whitmer on New Year’s Day.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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