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.  

Bob Carr December 29, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Labor doesn't like Snyder but there is no way they'll make a run at a recall vote. A second defeat on the heels of the Walker recall try in Wisconsin is too big a gamble to take. More likely they'll wait to see if Snyder over-reaches (a good probability) and let him hang himself.
Haywood Jblowme December 30, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Bob or Snyder will keep making good decisions and the unions will continue just like they did after the last vote and now after the right to work legislation.


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