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Snyder promises 'nerd-like' review of controversial bills

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder addresses a joint session of the House and Senate at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Braced for a new era of divided government, lame-duck Republicans who have long controlled two upper Midwest states are priming last-ditch laws to advance their conservative agenda or to weaken the influence of Democratic governors-elect. The moves, which may spark lawsuits if they come to pass, would follow midterm elections in which Democrats swept statewide offices in Michigan and Wisconsin for the first time in decades but fell short of taking over gerrymandered legislatures. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Gov. Rick Snyder says he hasn't decided if he'll sign or reject controversial bills from the Republican Legislature in the days before Democrats get control of major statewide offices in Michigan.

Snyder, a Republican, appeared on WDIV-TV's "Flashpoint" show Sunday. He says, "I'm not going to sign anything that I don't believe is good for the people of Michigan."

Snyder promised to conduct a "nerd-like" review of what could be more than 200 bills from the Legislature. He declined to tip his hand, saying: "I'm not a great interview."

Republican lawmakers want to take campaign finance oversight away from the next secretary of state, a Democrat. Other bills would delay an increase in the state's minimum wage and exempt some businesses from offering paid sick leave.

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