Governor Snyder To Give Fourth State Of The State Address Thursday

Jan 15, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder is expected to focus on jobs and the economy during his annual State of the State address Thursday.

We have more from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher.

As he has in past State of the State speeches, Governor Snyder will talk about long-term economic goals for Michigan. He’s expected to touch on state investments, developing talent, and attracting more immigrants to Michigan.

Snyder says he also plans to talk about improving services for people dealing with mental illness.

“We have a report coming out soon on mental health, in terms of improving mental health services,” he says.  “That’s a huge opportunity area in terms of quality of life and better services to citizens.”

The governor is also expected to keep up pressure on lawmakers to boost funding to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads.

Democrats in Lansing say they won’t be satisfied unless Snyder calls for a drastic increase in funding for public schools.