80
      Saturday
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      Sunday
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      Monday
      87 / 64

      Snyder: Michigan well-positioned for comeback

      Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan is "well-positioned as the nation's comeback state" following the end of this year's session of the state Legislature.

      The Republican governor said in a statement Friday morning that he appreciated what he described as "hard work and partnership of House and Senate members" this year.

      The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature used a marathon session that ended Friday morning to send dozens of bills to Snyder's desk, capping a busy week that featured making Michigan the nation's 24th right-to-work state amid heated protests and Democratic opposition.

      Bills awaiting Snyder's signature include a revised emergency manager bill that replaces a similar law rejected last month by voters.

      Snyder says the state is "demonstrating a meaningful commitment to the stability, vitality and safety of our cities and towns."