Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder / Detroit Free Press file photo
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Gov. Rick Snyder isn't running for office next week, but he has a vested interested in the proposals on Michigan's statewide ballot next Tuesday.
Snyder started a bus tour Monday with a speech to the Grand Rapids Economic Club.
Snyder is advocating residents vote Yes on Proposal 1, and No on Proposals 2-6. Click here for a description of the six proposals.
Regarding Proposal 6 - the plan seeking voter approval for a new bridge across the Detroit River, Snyder told WZZM 13's Peter Ross: "The big challenge is you have a billionaire spending 30 million dollars because they have a near monopoly - they have a very large check book, and their ads are absolutely misleading".
Earlier, the president of the company operating the existing, Ambassador Bridge held a news conference not far from where Snyder spoke. Dan Stamper told reporters: "If the governor really wants this bridge, I ask him to join the Ambassador Bridge to support the let the people decide with a yes vote."
Snyder is urging voters says yes to Proposal One, and no to the rest. He said enacting Proposals Two and Five would be especially damaging to Michigan's economy.