Michigan Governor Rick Snyder gives his final State of State speech

Posted at 7:28 AM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 20:14:50-05

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has delivered his eighth and final State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature.

The annual speech Tuesday night was a chance for the Republican to focus on Michigan's economic rebound and other successes. He's kept details under wraps until the speech was delivered.

Snyder cannot run again because of term limits and is at odds with lawmakers who want to cut individual income taxes.

A year ago, he proposed no big legislative initiatives — instead touting the Medicaid expansion and progress in Flint, where his administration has primarily been blamed for the crisis with lead-tainted water.

The address came less than a week after lawmakers for the first time overrode one of Snyder's vetoes by enacting a speedier tax cut for car buyers.