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Snyder says he won't intervene in lame duck session process

Gov. Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder delivering his State of the State address Wednesday night.

Governor Rick Snyder says he has no intention of interrupting the lame duck session. Protesters have been gathering in the state capitol over the last few weeks.

They’re frustrated with various bills that would do things like take away power from the Secretary of State and shape ballot initiatives that passed in November.

Some have called on Snyder to denounce these bills. He says that’s not how he governs, but, “People should not expect that I’m just going to sign things or I’m just going to veto things. I take each piece of legislation seriously and I will look at it and if I believe it’s in the best public policy interests of our state, I’ll look to sign it."

Snyder also says he has no intention of slowing down during his last few weeks of office. That includes being ready to appoint members to controversial boards.