Will Right-to-Work Law Lead to Recall of Gov. Snyder?

A political expert said Michigan could be “ground zero for a recall vote” against Snyder in 2013.

Could the sudden passage of the highly controversial right-to-work legislation lead to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's name appearing on a statewide ballot for something other than his re-election campaign?

One political expert thinks it's possible.

Joshua Spivak, a senior fellow at Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, told Politico that Michigan could be “ground zero for a recall vote” against Snyder in 2013.

“There doesn’t seem to be a specific goal of going after state legislatures or state governors in any significant way, though that might change in Michigan because of right-to-work (legislation),” Spivak said in the Politico story. 

Local recall elections, such as the one voters recently approved against Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, are common over hot button topics. However, statewide recalls are far and few between.

In 2012, the only statewide recall was in Wisconsin against Gov. Scott Walker, his lieutenant governor and four state senators.

The effort was for naught, however, as the recall effort was unsuccessful.

Similar to the hubbub over Michigan's right-to-work legislation, Walker's recall was backed largely by labor groups after Walker stripped unions of collective bargaining rights.

What do you think? Will there be an effort to recall Snyder? If so, would you vote in favor of it? Tell us in the comments below.

chris. roznowski December 28, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Repeat: no Gov; Snyder should not be recalled. He was right in signing the Right to Work Bill. They should do a way with the crokked union posses.
chris. roznowski December 28, 2012 at 01:57 AM
sorry made an error it should be crooked union bosses.
Tim Brown December 28, 2012 at 06:31 AM
He's gonna lose in 2014 anyway.
Phyllis Burton December 28, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Governor Snyder and his lame duck legislature remind me of Hitler and the Brown Shirts. They have disregarded the will of the people for their own personal benefit and the benefit of their cronies. The public voted down the financial managers and yet he and his posse overturned that and reinstated the financial managers and did it in such a way that it may not be repealed by a vote of the people. He is a terrible didtator and should, at the least, be recalled. He is taking away our rights.


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