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Gov. Snyder undecided on lame duck bills

Posted at 8:32 AM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 08:32:31-05

Gov. Rick Snyder is speaking out about some controversial bills that state lawmakers are trying to pass during the lame duck session.

Snyder indicates he will decide whether to sign the bills on a case-by-case basis.

In an interview with WDIV TV in Detroit, Snyder says he will conduct a "nerd-like" review of the bills.

He also says he will not sign a bill that is not good for the people of this state.

The bills that are major sticking points for Democrats include those that restrict the powers of the governor, attorney general and secretary of state, offices all won by Democrats. The other big issue is what Democrats call a rollback of new minimum wage and paid sick leave bills, passed back in the summer, preventing them from going on the ballot, so they could be watered down in the lame duck session.

The current lame duck session is scheduled to end in 10 days, and lawmakers are expected to send dozens of bills to Snyder's desk before he leaves office on New Year's Eve.

FOX 47 will let you know what ends up on the governor's desk.