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Insurance, Education, Recycling Top Snyder’s Fall To-Do List


The Legislature ends its summer recess this week and returns to Lansing. As we hear from Rick Pluta, Governor Rick Snyder will have a to-do list waiting.

Governor Snyder hopes lawmakers will tackle local public pension costs, a no-fault auto insurance overhaul, promoting recycling, and establishing a system to grade every Michigan school.

The governor hopes the Legislature won’t deliver the rare rebuke of overriding a veto. That’s after he rejected a bill to accelerate a tax break for new car buyers.

He said it would put too big a strain on the state budget. But Snyder says he’s ready to deal with it if it happens. “I have a good relationship with the Legislature." Snyder says. "They make their decisions. I’m a separate branch of government, and I want to continue working well with them.”

It’s been 15 years since the state Legislature mustered the two-thirds majority to reverse a veto.

Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987. His journalism background includes stints with UPI, The Elizabeth (NJ) Daily Journal, The (Pontiac, MI) Oakland Press, and WJR. He is also a lifelong public radio listener.
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