State of the State Address Will Focus on Infrastructure
Snyder is expected to call for action on at least one recommendation from his recent 21st Century Infrastructure Commission, creating an integrated asset management system to combine information on infrastructure and coordinate planning among cities, utilities and state government.
The new database would link roads, bridges, sewers, water mains and energy supply lines. Such a process could help assure, for example, that a road project could be coordinated with sewer and gas main replacement; allowing the road to be torn up only once.
Snyder in his sixth State of the State address, will almost certainly detail the improvements that tests show in the quality of Flint's drinking water as well as state efforts to make better not only the water residents drink, but their health, nutrition, education and economic opportunities.
The governor may revisit the Michigan Infrastructure Fund he proposed in his budget last February. Here's more from the Detroit Free Press.