Governor Rick Snyder Promotes Changes
Gov. Rick Snyder launched his second term with a State of the State address in which he called for revolutionizing how government operates to move all Michiganders into the mainstream river of opportunity where he says most residents already swim.
Michigan must move to a system focused on people, not programs; dealing with root causes, not symptoms; maximizing results, not bureaucracy; involving friends and neighbors in the community, not just the state; and measuring the results.
Other highlights from the State of the State:
Get the May statewide ballot proposal passed to raise the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent to raise money to fix Michigan's crumbling roads.
Create a river of opportunity for people seeking all sorts of services from the state. To accomplish that, in part, Snyder wants to merge the Departments of Cummunity Health and Human Services.