pundits http://michiganradio.org en State of the State: What the pundits are saying http://michiganradio.org/post/state-state-what-pundits-are-saying <p><a href="http://michiganradionews.org/post/state-state">Governor Rick Snyder delivered his first State of the State address last night</a> to a joint session of the Michigan legislature. Though the speech was highly optimistic, <a href="http://detnews.com/article/20110120/POLITICS02/101200391/Michiganians-OK-with-Snyder-speech--but-want-more-specifics">some said they hoped for more details</a> in the address, particularly regarding how the governor plans to balance the state's projected $1.8 billion deficit for the fiscal year that beings October 1st. Snyder said he'll outline his budget plans in February. And, he said, he'll detail plans for government reform and education in March and April respectively. Although some hoped for more specifics, overall, pundits from across the state were pretty upbeat about the address. Here's a look at what they had to say:</p><ul><li>"<a href="http://michiganradionews.org/post/statesman-and-state">The Statesman and the State</a>," Jack Lessenberry, <em>Michigan Radio</em></li><li>"<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110120/NEWS01/101200555/1318/Snyder-gets-what-Michigan-needs">Snyder gets what Michigan needs</a>," Rochelle Riley, <em>the Detroit Free Press</em></li><li>"<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110120/BUSINESS06/101200557/1318/Tom-Walsh-Gov.-Rick-Snyders-speech-gets-down-to-business-talk">Governor Rick Snyder's speech gets down to business talk</a>," Tom Walsh, <em>the Detroit Free Press</em></li><li>"<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110120/OPINION01/101200499/1318/Snyder-focuses-on-just-a-few-big-steps">Snyder focuses on just a few big steps</a>," Editorial team, <em>the Detroit Free Press</em></li><li>"<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110120/OPINION02/101200553/1318/Gov.-Rick-Snyders-attention-to-detail-shows-he-gets-it-plans-to-aid-cities-schools-in-crisis">Gov. Rick Snyder's attention to detail shows he gets it</a>...," Stephen Henderson, <em>the Detroit Free Press</em></li><li>"<a href="http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/01/gov_rick_snyder_says_its_time.html">Gov. Snyder says it's time to to achieve the 'unbelievable'</a>," Peter Luke, <em>Mlive.com</em></li><li>"<a href="http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110120/OPINION01/101200329/Snyder-strikes-a-balance-in-first-speech">Snyder strikes a balance in first speech</a>," Editorial team, <em>Lansing State Journal</em></li><li>"<a href="http://detnews.com/article/20110120/OPINION01/101200334/Editorial--Snyder-gets-it-right">Snyder gets it right</a>," Editorial team, <em>the Detroit News</em></li><li>"<a href="http://www.mlive.com/opinion/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2010/10/editorial_snyder_will_be_best.html">Editorial: Snyder will be best for state today and tomorrow</a>," Editorial team, <em>Kalamazoo Gazette</em> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:24:27 +0000 Zoe Clark 945 at http://michiganradio.org State of the State: What the pundits are saying