Gov. Snyder addresses MI residents - Jan 17th, 2014 - State

— Governor Rick Snyder has hammered hard at his description of Michigan as the "comeback state" in the opening minutes of his annual State of the State address. Snyder told legislators at the Capitol last night that Michigan's economy has come a long way. Trotting out a list of economic statistics, Snyder says Michigan's auto industry has doubled output since 2009 and is at the highest level since 2005.

Governor Snyder also says Michigan is making progress in fighting blight and crime in some of its hardest hit central cities and says the push will continue. Snyder made the statement last night during his State of the State address. Snyder says Detroit, Flint, Pontiac and Saginaw reported year-to-year drops in crime through late 2013.

Also last night the Governor announced plans to attract immigrants and foreign investment to Michigan.

The Governor called on lawmakers to complete unfinished business.

Gov. Snyder will introduce his budget plans in the about 3 weeks to the Michigan legislature.