Rick Snyder
  • The team released its findings Tuesday, saying in a report to Governor Snyder that "no satisfactory plan exists to resolve a serious financial problem."

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 19, 2013, 4:54 PM EST
  •  In this Feb. 6, 2013 file photo Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder announces an expansion of the state's Medicaid.

    Speaks to strapped state budgets and public sentiment that favors taking advantage of generous federal funding.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 08, 2013, 5:57 PM EST
  • Once largely united in resisting the Obama administration's new health care overhaul, a growing number of Republican governors are now buying into parts of the system.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 08, 2013, 4:48 PM EST
  • A crowd protests outside the state Capitol against two controversial right-to-work bills that the Michigan House of Representatives passed in Lansing, Mich. on Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012.

    The state House swiftly approved two bills reducing unions' strength as thousands of furious protesters at the state Capitol roared in vain.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 6:58 AM EST
  • Union workers chant in the lower level of the Capitol rotunda in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Hundreds of chanting and cheering protesters streamed back into the Michigan Capitol after receiving a court order saying that the building must reopen. The pro-union crowd walked in as lawmakers were debating right-to-work legislation limiting union powers. The Republican-led House subsequently passed the bill with no Democratic support.

    The GOP majority used its superior numbers to ramrod legislation through the House and Senate, brushing aside denunciations by Democrats and union activists.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 3:47 PM EST