Lansing braces for Gov. Snyder's State of the State address - FOX 35 News Orlando

Lansing braces for Gov. Snyder's State of the State address

Posted: Updated:
  • Tim SkubickMore>>

  • The curse of Michigan's Lt. Governor

    The curse of Michigan's Lt. Governor

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:25:25 GMT
    No kid ever grows up wanting to be lt. governor, the second banana in state government.In Michigan there is a rich history of the second-in-charge wanting to use the office as a stepping stone to the top job as governor. Turns out it’s been a slippery stone as only two of twelvel.g.'s actually made it.The two winners were lt. governor John Swainson who served as the right-hand man to Gov. Soapy Williams and when he decided to retire, Mr. Swainson ran and won.Lt. Governor Bill Milliken served...
    No kid ever grows up wanting to be lt. governor, the second banana in state government.In Michigan there is a rich history of the second-in-charge wanting to use the office as a stepping stone to the top job as governor. Turns out it’s been a slippery stone as only two of twelvel.g.'s actually made it.The two winners were lt. governor John Swainson who served as the right-hand man to Gov. Soapy Williams and when he decided to retire, Mr. Swainson ran and won.Lt. Governor Bill Milliken served...
  • Jennifer Granholm back in office?

    Jennifer Granholm back in office?

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-07-07 14:14:46 GMT
    Oh boy, the anti-Granholm mob will have fun with this.  They are talking in California about running the former Michigan governor for something as part of the “new generation” of D’s on the west bank.
    Oh boy, the anti-Granholm mob will have fun with this.  They are talking in California about running the former Michigan governor for something as part of the “new generation” of D’s on the west bank.
  • Schauer campaign plays rapid response game

    Schauer campaign plays rapid response game

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-07-03 03:11:48 GMT
    After the Detroit Free Press took a solid week to examine the charter school system, warts and all, the Democratic candidate for governor smartly responded with a laundry list of reforms.
    After the Detroit Free Press took a solid week to examine the charter school system, warts and all, the Democratic candidate for governor smartly responded with a laundry list of reforms.

By: Tim Skubick

Once a year the Governor gets to talk directly to the state of Michigan to lay out his agenda for the new year, but Democrats are hoping this is the last time they hear a State of the State address from Rick Snyder.

"It's not a secret hope - it's actually an expectation," says the Democratic candidate for the next governor Mark Schauer.

Gov. Snyder and the first family move into this election year and, while this is billed as a policy address, everything the governors says tonight will have political implications. So when he suggests Michigan is the comeback state, Democrats will try to take the glow off of that.

"Our college attainment is down; our poverty is up; infant mortality is up; the real indicators of how people are affected are not good," says Senator Gretchen Whitmer.

"If you look at where the governor started three years ago and where we are today, there is room for optimism but we're not done yet," says Senator Randy Richardville.

Schauer believes Snyder's "one tough nerd" image is not working for common folks.

"He's been tough on kids; he's been tough on retirees; he's been tough on middle class families; he's been tough on our economy - period," Schauer says.

The Governor will boast Thursday night on the state's surplus - $970 million.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

    Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:51:52 GMT
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says supporters of gay marriage often show "intolerance" toward people like him who support heterosexual marriages.
    Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.
  • Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

    Montana US senator's thesis appears to plagiarize

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:50:57 GMT
    Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.
    Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.
  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:51:21 GMT
    Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn...
    New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help...
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices