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The Michigan law that lets Gov. Rick Snyder name emergency managers to help fiscally troubled cities and school systems was the target of a repeal effort that ended in a deadlocked vote to put it on the ballot. (Associated Press)

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The Michigan law that lets Gov. Rick Snyder name emergency managers to help fiscally troubled cities and school systems was the target of a repeal effort that ended in a deadlocked vote to put it on the ballot. (Associated Press)

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder must decide whether to appoint an emergency manager to keep financially crippled Detroit from going under. (Associated Press)

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"I am gratified that the Legislature removed the definition of public employer from the bill, which included institutions of higher education, in favor of a definition of public employees that makes no specific reference to university employees," said Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan Republican. (Associated Press)

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (right), greeting Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at his Jan. 1 inauguration, does not agree with the governor's idea of a state takeover of his troubled city. "We know what needs to be done, and we stand ready to do it," Mr. Bing said. (Associated Press)

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says foreign-born engineers, scientists and tech innovators could ease Michigan's unemployment by moving to the state and becoming entrepreneurs. (Associated Press)

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CORPORATE CAMPAIGNING: GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rick Snyder, who has shocked many with his sucess, is among the several businesspeople who have entered the political spectrum this year. (Associated Press)