Governor Snyder delivered his fifth State of the State speech last night and used the forum to kick off his call for support of the road funding ballot question on May 5th. Within his speech, he focused on efforts he intends to pursue this year on reforming social service, health and education programs and restructuring certain aspects of state government. He announced plans to pursue 3rd grade reading improvement and utilize his regional prosperity team concept to better target business and job creation activities and skilled trades training. The Governor also announced a schedule for upcoming “special messages”, beginning with a special message on energy policy in March, followed by criminal justice and drug abuse prevention messages later in the year. For more information, please see the following links:
Click here for a video and additional background information for the 2015 State of the State
Click here for a transcript of the 2015 State of the State address
Chris Hackbarth is the Director of State Affairs for the League handling municipal finance issues. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or [email protected].