Snyder To Stay In Own Home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he's staying in his home near Ann Arbor so his daughter doesn't have to change schools.
He doesn't mention he'd have to give up his indoor pool, movie theater and wine cellar if he moved to Lansing.
The official governor's residence on the Grand River isn't shabby. It was extensively renovated in 2003 and 2004, with new bedrooms, a family room and kitchenette and improvements throughout.
Snyder's own 10,600-square-foot home is in a subdivision of million-dollar homes in Washtenaw County's Superior Township. The sprawling home doesn't have the wrought iron fence that protects the governor's residence, but state police are providing security.
For security reasons, neither Snyder's office nor state police will say what it costs to protect Snyder's home and the Lansing residence.

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  • by NotBrainDead Location: Michigan on Jan 7, 2011 at 09:20 AM
    Sorry, Wild, but I refuse to debate with anyone who uses infantile and just idiotic terms such as "dumbocrat" (So, are you telling me that you live under a "dumbocracy"? Der her her!). I'm actually am independent, free thinker who chooses to vote based on merits, record, and stance instead of by party affiliation. Next time, maybe you should drop the "Not" and then you can borrow the rest of my posting name when you post again.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 at 06:01 AM
    Please! Both parties and BIG government have created this mess. They will have you focus the other guy while they spend you blind. This country is some 60 trillion in debt and you guys argue about who is to blame. THEY ALL ARE!!! Plan for the worst, it hasn't happen yet.
  • by Wild Location: Mason on Jan 6, 2011 at 02:28 PM
    Well notbraindead you must be another typical dumbocrat!! What exactly have they done besides cost this country jobs!!! All this started in 06-07 when all your cronies took over the senate an the house!! So go ahead take trash on Rick but we all know what your jenny an the idiot in DC have done!! Spend spend spend cause we got the money!! So now u tell me what exactly have the idiots done?????
  • by NotBrainDead Location: Lansing on Jan 6, 2011 at 08:28 AM
    "Hey S!! What exactly has your wonderful democrats done for you???? I'm waiting EXACTLY!!! " You have to be a first-class moron to even post that in a rhetorical way as no one is going to respond to you in any quick fashion on a website that maybe updates their posts only about 2-3 times a day. Plus, you're just an idiot if any of you think that this is not going to cost us more than if he lived in the house provided by our state to our governors. The "perfect storm" is comin' people, and I hope those rabid Snyder-backers are prepared for the fallout of pink slips I know many of the State workers and others are still expecting here in the near future. Those who voted for "Slick Rick Snyder", well it'll be nice to have you next to the rest of us, licking our wounds, and praying that at least some chance of relief will come around in another four years.
  • by lansing on Jan 5, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    boy, i wish people would understand what they read, in the article where did it say that the residences of michigan would pay his bills, if he stays in his home he has enough of his own money for his house payment, and utilities. As for him having a pool and home movie theater, the man did work for a major computer company an could afford some of the pleasures in life. "S", give the man a chance he's only be in office since last saturday.
  • by Brian Location: Hillsdale on Jan 5, 2011 at 04:49 PM
    Should expenditures for government officials be made public if it comes from the public`s taxes? I guess he really didn`t like everything about the job. It is kind of hard to like a terd. I meant nerd.
  • by Wild Location: Mason on Jan 5, 2011 at 04:09 PM
    Hey S!! What exactly has your wonderful democrats done for you???? I'm waiting EXACTLY!!! Nothing besides spend money that we don't have!! If u like the idiots so bad move to Nevada to live under Harry Reid an what an the hell has he done?? That's right push Nevada to the highest unemployment in the country an guess who's right behind them the great state of Michigan!! An if u put your little mind to it you will realize that this country didn't go bad till 2006 an I believe that when your democrats took over!! Oh yeah I forgot democrats blame everyone else so it must be Reagans fault!!
  • by A Location: Mi on Jan 5, 2011 at 03:59 PM
    Are we a little jealous because someone makes more money and probably spent alot of time and money to further their career? I don't blame them at all for wanting to stay put right now. Their daughter is obviously their first priority and should be. Stop insulting people that you obviously have no clue about. I'm glad we have a governor who thinks of family first. God bless him and his family. Pray for our leaders, don't insult them even if you don't agree or like them. To many cold hearted people out there.
  • by local on Jan 5, 2011 at 03:05 PM
    Who is going to pay for this? So now the taxpayers will be paying for his gas and car, driving back and forth to Ann Arbor, not to mention the upkeep on the governor's home here in Lansing. Additionally, most of us average Joes, if we have to move for a new job, we take it with the understanding that our children will have to relocate too.
  • by S Location: Lansing on Jan 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    What a load. I am clueless as to why the residents of this state would think that putting this elitist into office would better their conditions. Most of us have trouble meeting rent or mortgage payments below $1000; let alone have money left over to GO to a movie, let alone have a home theatre. I am guessing that he will not have trouble paying for his daughters college tuition either. Mine? Well, lets see; we make 'too much money' for our daughter to qualify for grant money, and the cost of student loans is prohibitive, and we do not qualify - thanks to Big Business Bosses like Snyder running our banking and mortgage systems into the ground with their greed. Nice going all who justified voting in another crony elitist into office because of the mistaken belief that CONSERVATIVE is the same as REPUBLICAN.
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