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Gov. Rick Snyder Draws Boos At MSU Commencement

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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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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