Latest Rick Snyder News

Judge gets new job while ex-Gov. Snyder awaits key decision

Dec. 08, 2022 16:15 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A judge who was expected to make a major decision in a Flint water case against former Gov. Rick Snyder has been promoted to federal court, leaving him and his defense team to wonder what's next. Genesee County Judge F. Kay Behm was approved Tuesday by the U.S....

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Dec. 05, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Detroit News. December 3, 2022. Editorial: Repeal right-to-work at our own risk Democrats want to force workers to pay union dues against their will once again as they make repealing Michigan’s right-to-work law one of their first legislative targets when they take...

Clement picked by Michigan Supreme Court as chief justice

Nov. 21, 2022 12:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Elizabeth Clement is the new chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Clement was the unanimous choice of her colleagues on the court. She takes over from Bridget McCormack, who is leaving the court as soon as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, picks a...

Ex-Michigan health chief asks court to end Flint water saga

Nov. 17, 2022 14:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Michigan's former health director are urging an appeals court to quickly stop an effort to revive criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis of 2014-15. Nick Lyon's defense team made the plea this week in response to a pledge by prosecutors to try...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 14, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Detroit News. November 9, 2022. Editorial: Will Dems do to Michigan what they’ve done to America? Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won an impressive victory Tuesday, and in doing so grabbed the brass ring for a political CEO: a Legislature totally controlled by her own party....

Michigan Democrats make historic picks to lead Legislature

Nov. 10, 2022 20:00 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democrats ushered in a new era of legislative leadership Thursday by selecting Winnie Brinks as the Senate's first female majority leader and Joe Tate as the first Black House speaker, after midterm victories that will give the party full control at the state...

Ex-Michigan governor wins appeal over Flint water testimony

Nov. 09, 2022 11:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder can invoke his right to remain silent at a civil trial related to lead contamination in Flint's water in 2014-15, an appeals court said. The court said Snyder's willingness to answer questions during a 2020 formal interview with...

Zahra, Bernstein reelected to Michigan Supreme Court

Nov. 09, 2022 10:28 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Voters reelected two Michigan Supreme Court justices, maintaining the Democratic Party's 4-3 majority. Justice Richard Bernstein was first in the five-candidate field Tuesday with more than 30% of the vote, followed by Justice Brian Zahra at 24%. The two top...

Michigan to pay $20M to people wrongly accused of fraud

Oct. 20, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan lawmakers have agreed to set aside $20 million to settle a lawsuit by thousands of people who were wrongly accused of fraud when seeking unemployment benefits. The money was included in a larger bill recently signed into law by Democratic Gov. Gretchen...

Ex-Michigan governor asks court to drop Flint water charges

Oct. 11, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder urged a judge Tuesday to dismiss misdemeanor charges related to the Flint water crisis, a week after another judge took that step with seven other former officials. Snyder wasn't covered by Judge Elizabeth Kelly's decision...