State to mom: Watching neighbors’ kids breaks law

Lisa Snyder’s home is right in front of the bus stop — one reason why she offered to watch neighborhood children during the minutes before the school bus arrived. That simple act prompted a warning from the state: Continue and she would be running an illegal day care, violating state law. On Tuesday, the governor ordered a state agency to work with the Legislature to get the law changed.

“I’m not a law breaker,” said Snyder, 35. “I’ve never done anything wrong in my whole entire life.” This is the latest in a series of events that began with a seemingly logical child care arrangement in a rural town about 150 miles west of Detroit.

This is the latest in a series of events that began with a seemingly logical child care arrangement in a rural town about 150 miles west of Detroit.