LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder addressed some major concerns for Michigan citizens in his State of the State Address Tuesday evening.
Snyder hit several controversial topics in his annual speech ranging from the action taken in the Flint Water Crisis to the job outcome in the state.
According to the Governor, Michigan is at the lowest unemployment in 15 years, citing 38 counties who have cut their unemployment levels in half, one being the U.P’s Luce County.
“Since 2010, we’ve created almost 500,000 jobs, making us number one in the Great Lakes Region, and number six in the nation for private sector job growth,” Governor Snyder said. “We’re lowering the cost of living in Michigan while increasing the opportunities to serve. It shows up in terms of a growing personal income rate and we should be really proud of that because Michigan’s hardworking tax payer’s deserve it.”
Snyder advocated for better veteran services in the state, this after applauding the veterans in attendance and holding a moment of silence for the servicemen and women who have died.
The Governor also addressed concerns regarding the Soo Locks and his plans to talk with President Elect-Donald Trump about it.