Snyder delivers State of the State address


That position puts him at odds with Governor Rick Snyder's administration, which is trying to have a court order requiring the deliveries dismissed.

He also said the state has seen five years of population growth in a row.

The Republican governor will deliver his seventh annual speech Tuesday night.

The second-term Republican is expected to discuss "mobility, educational accountability, infrastructure improvements and strengthening our communities", according to a spokesperson, but details of the speech were not widely known. "By many measures, we've lost our way".

The state says water deliveries would be too expensive, and would divert resources from permanent solutions to the drinking water crisis.

Snyder has been tight-lipped about his speech. Recent tests have shown water coming from Flint taps is below federal "action levels" for lead.

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Though she said she doesn't expect it to happen, she said: "I hope that the governor will say Flint residents won't pay a water bill, and there's a moratorium on water bills and water shut-offs until this is resolved".

She said MI was doing well when it came to job creation, but it wasn't just high-tech jobs that would fuel the state's economy.

Liberal advocacy group Progress Michigan was also setting up a large protector across the street from the Michigan Capitol.

"It starts by tearing down a system that's been stacked against people who work for a living", said House Minority Leader Sam Singh, D-East Lansing.

Snyder advocated for better veteran services in the state, this after applauding the veterans in attendance and holding a moment of silence for the servicemen and women who have died.