EAST LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Gov. Rick Snyder’s speech at Michigan State University’s commencement ceremonies has generated some backlash following a whirlwind week in state government.
About 200 protesters gathered outside as the Republican governor spoke.
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 in which Michigan became the 24th right-to-work state.
Action on right-to-work sparked the most heated protests and vocal opposition from Democrats. Snyder signed the bills Tuesday. The measures limit unions’ power.
Snyder, a University of Michigan graduate, steered clear of politics in his speech. He was greeted with some boos inside but also applause.
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