What Michigan's saying about Snyder's speech
Gov. Rick Snyder last night delivered his second State of the State address. For more coverage from AnnArbor.com, click here.
Here's a selection of coverage from other news sources:
MLive.com: Gov. Rick Snyder: Crime, obesity statistics unacceptable, but state can build on education, tax reforms
Detroit Free Press: Rochelle Riley: Improving education has to be Snyder's Job One
Detroit Free Press: Stephen Henderson: Snyder blows chance to sell Michigan 3.0 DISA
Lansing State Journal: Editorial: Snyder must keep focus on jobs in 2012
Wall Street Journal: Michigan Governor Renews Calls for Canada Bridge
Reuters: Michigan governor defends government takeover law
Detroit News: Snyder aims for solidarity with Detroit
Central Michigan LIFE: Rick Snyder calls for ‘era of innovation’ in State of the State
Detroit Free Press: Snyder achieves balance in speech -- more or less
Detroit News: Snyder calls for continued reforms and focus on jobs
Michigan Capitol Confidential: Gov. Snyder’s 2012 State of the State Address Included Five Proposed Government Expansions, One Limitation
Gongwer: Groups' Reaction: Speech Seemed Unfocused, Lacked Specifics
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 12:04 p.m.
I am conservative. Snyder should not have been applauded. Why applaud someone that put another 'chain' on you in the form of a tax?Snyder instigated the new tax on all of our pensions. Why didn't Snyder do the opposite, and cut all 401K state income tax levied when you retire and use the money? Same with the IRa.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 1:58 a.m.
I guess it's ok to vote for a Republican presidential Candidate in November, I'm sure we will have another war started by march the following year, paid for by the tax payers.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 8:31 p.m.
19% approval rating, no bipartisanship, multiple federal lawsuits underway on divisive bills, a new recall attempt about to start in May, and this is just a start on how Snyder is viewed ... one of the least popular Governor's in the United States according to multiple national polls, just barely above Florida's republican Governor.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 : 5:14 a.m.
Sparty - I'm mostly liberal, but there are change here I like. Michigan did haved a very unfavorable atmosphere for businesses and that has changed. There are a number of persons on welfare (yes, far from all) who simply see it as a way of life, generation after generation and it's not healthy. Some union benefits can go, they are excessive, particularly some of the police, fire and teacher compensation provisions. Times are hard, despite whose fault it is. (Did you read about the Buffalo teacher's union that gets free plastic surgery and Botox, etc. injections as part of their union contract?) I'm willing to give the guy a change if it will get Michigan back on its feet again. Weve had a long, long stretch of incompetence and/or inertia running this state - Blanchard, Engler, Granholm.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 5:32 p.m.
Typically, when you do the right thing and work on getting finances back into shape, nobody likes you. Everybody gets something taken from their own list of wants. We didn't elect him to be liked. We elected him to do the right thing and not worry about who got all pouty about it. When the adults take charge and instill responsibility, it's typical for the children to complain, even though it's for their own good.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 9:29 p.m.
Still waiting sparty
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 8:43 p.m.
The "progressives" are experts at filing nuisance lawsuits to try and stop real change. They did it quite well against Sarah Palin and are working on a recal against Wisconsin's governor. What a waste of taxpayer dollars and time that could be spent on some of their pet projects that they cry they value so much. He has a lot of support amongst conservations and has balanced the budget and decreased the unemployment rate. They're just trying to get him to take his eye off of what he was elected to do. Polls can be manipulated by carefully wording the questions by those who have an interest in getting polls that support their viewpoint.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 8:39 p.m.
Please show documentation to support your claim not just hearsay
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 8:14 p.m.
The state is on its way back to prosperity and health, thanks to everybody who voted the adults back into the Governor's office and legislature. It's just too bad there are so many on the left who are blinded by their hate. They'll never see it.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 8:04 p.m.
Yup, and all paid for by those who can least afford it.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 4:39 p.m.
Synder, Ouimet and the fine new GOP team getting it done for the residents of Michigan! Great, immediate and positive jobs results. State leadership, in contrast to the inept federal leadership, showing the folks how to produce positive and tangible results. Hope this wonderful trend continues.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 4:29 p.m.
After eight years of Gov. Granholm, Gov. Snyder seems like the second coming! Even though he is way too liberal on social issues!
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 : 5:04 a.m.
Don't agree with the way too liberal part, but he does appear to at least be making decisions, many of which I agree with. We'll see.