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Governor Rick Snyder Talks With University of Michigan Students at Ross Business School

Governor Rick Snyder says he's not focusing on questions about Michigan's minimum wage, because he's working to bring more high-paying jobs to the state as he  discussed a wide range of topics last night with University of Michigan students at the Ross School of Business.  

Snyder still doesn't plan to deal too much with social issues if he's re-elected.  His focus will remain on jobs and doesn't want to spend political capital on social issues that he believes is better spent on economic issues.

Snyder encourages graduating U of M students to stay in state and make a mark rather than take jobs elsewhere.  He says it's like going to a company as it's rebounding as opposed to taking a job at a firm that is already at the top and offers less chance of advancement. 

He says Detroit's comeback is already underway and he's committed to get the city working as well as possible.

Snyder's calling on the state's energy policy to consider energy efficiency and reducing waste as part of a balanced portfolio.
Click here to see Governor Rick Snyder's talk at the University of Michigan.

— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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