And now a message from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.



My fellow Michiganders.

I’d like to take this opportunity to address some of the disheartening comments made recently, especially on this website, regarding my plan to help the City of Detroit navigate through and successfully emerge the financial hardship that they are currently facing.

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These are challenging times for Detroit, and as you know, I like to take on challenges head on. Just look at my examples of when I brought things like Medicaid Expansion and Common Core here to Michigan. Those are just a few examples of what I do when I see things I want come across my desk.

Unfortunately, there are a few who were against my agenda to move our state forward, even from my own party. As you may know by now; I didn’t subscribe to party philosophy then and I won’t do it now. I feel that Detroit’s bankruptcy is a problem not only facing Detroit, but Michigan as a whole and I was elected to this office to solve problems.

Now you may ask yourself; What does my plan to help Detroit do for me?

Well the answer here is simple, I want to promote and preserve what made Detroit the fine example of civic stewardship that it is today, so that those ideas can be allowed to flourish and hopefully expand across a great state like Michigan.

Here are just a few examples of what I am referring to.

With this very modest allocation of state dollars that I am allocating into, what has been referred to as the “Grand Bargain”, we will be helping encourage neighborhoods like this across our state.

Not only that, but fine apartments dwellings and even exceptional public housing units as well.

Amenities like these will be sustained so that residents can enjoy living in their communities. Some examples of these include houses of worship, movie theaters, financial institutions and convenient shopping facilities.


And I cannot forget to mention that we will be helping to maintain infrastructures to attract and keep people such as wonderful recreation centers, outstanding public libraries and an exceptional public education system.

If my children were younger, I’d be moving my family into Detroit to take advantage of these myself!

That been said, with this reasonable allocation of state resources, I am looking forward to replicating this success and seeing it happening all across our great state.

Finally, I want to see Detroit move forward.

I strongly encourage you to contact your local elected representatives and tell them to ignore any opposition they may be experiencing from bitter, misinformed naysayers and help me to promote my agenda.


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  4 comments for “And now a message from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

  1. Tom Backers
    April 27, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Sorry Governor…but we have been sending our tax money downstate for decades, while our roads across the state crumble and a new gas tax rears its ugly head as a remedy for years of misspent and misdirected state funds…

    We're tired of "saving Detroit"…again, and again, and again…

    Let them 'save' themselves...

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  2. Carol Backers
    April 27, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Sorry Gov. As I look at your examples Detroit decay I can't help but notice every road is in significantly better condition then the roads we in Northern MI are forced to drive on every day.
    Honestly, we have grown weary of supporting Detroit. I say, take those meager funds and send them up here for roads.

    Further, not everyone supports Common Core in our schools. You sir, have misled Michigan Republicans and your statement claiming you have no political commitment says it all. You may have ran on a Republican ticket but you obviously do have other political leanings and agendas.. I so wish I could take back my vote. You are neither a Republican nor are you a conservative.
    Carol Backers

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  3. Jason
    April 27, 2014 at 10:51 am

    More of the same! More of the same! More of the same! More of the same! More of the same! More of the same! More of the same! More of the same! More of the same!


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  4. April 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Gov... If you really want to move your plan 'Forward!' you need to set your message to soft piano music had have Tim Allen narrate. That will surely drum up support for your plan.

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