By bridgemi/Bridge staff
Rick Snyder took office in January 2011 as Michigan faced yet another budget deficit and as plenty of citizens wondered whether state government could act with alacrity. Armed with large Republican majorities in both chambers of the Legislature, and aided by a good economic tailwind, Snyder rushed through the first six months of his term winning quick approval of one major intiative after another. Subsequent months have seen a slower pace, however. Bridge contributor Zach Gorchow of the Gongwer News Service reviewed administration and state documents to compile a list of major legislative plans and where they stand.