Snyder to give 4th State of the State address

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing to deliver his fourth annual State of the State speech in Lansing.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder presents his third state budget before the state Legislature in Lansing, Mich. Snyder is taking questions under oath as labor unions and other creditors in Detroit�s bankruptcy try to understand why he signed off on the largest public filing in U.S. history. Three months later, no assets have been divided and no major deals have been struck. In fact, a judge soon will hold a trial to determine if Detroit even is eligible to be in Bankruptcy Court to restructure at least $18 billion in long-term debt. Snyder�s answers during a three-hour deposition Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, can be turned into evidence at the trial. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

LANSING, Mich. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing to deliver his fourth annual State of the State speech in Lansing.

The address Thursday night inside the Capitol building will give the Republican governor a chance to highlight accomplishments and call for legislators to complete unfinished business. Expected topics include immigration and mental health along with boosting maintenance of roads and bridges.

Snyder is up for re-election in November and surely will continue touting Michigan as the "comeback state" and mention Detroit's bankruptcy restructuring.

He won't give specifics during his address, but Snyder has begun private talks with legislators about the state contributing money now that foundations have committed more than $330 million to shore up Detroit pension plans to stave off the potential sale of city-owned pieces in an art museum.


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