Michigan Democrats give “Real State of the State” speech

Jan 15, 2013

A day before Governor Rick Snyder gives his third State of the State address, state Democrats voiced a laundry list of criticisms of Snyder and Republican lawmakers.

State House Minority Leader Tim Greimel talked on Tuesday about what he calls the “Real State of the State”.

He said Michigan Republicans have given corporations too many breaks at the expense of middle-class families.

“As you get ready to hear the Governor’s latest slate of promises tomorrow, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Michiganders know the facts all too well. You know exactly how the state and its people are doing every time you sit down to plan your family’s budget,” Greimel said.

Greimel also blasted Snyder for signing controversial measures like the state’s new right-to-work and emergency manager laws.

State Republicans called the Democrats’ message “insulting.” They say they’ve made significant improvements in the past two years, making Michigan more appealing to job providers.