Statement from House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) on the governor’s State of the State address:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

“Tonight, Gov. Rick Snyder went before Michigan citizens to tell them our state is doing well. Sadly, that’s not entirely true. Our state isn’t doing well when our own citizens are being poisoned by tap water, and when hardworking families are surviving from paycheck to paycheck because we don’t have enough good jobs in our state. We are living with the consequences of five years of Republican rule in Michigan: tainted water, stagnant wages and soaring tuitions that price too many young people out of a world-class education. It’s time to demand better. I will always fight for Michigan’s middle-class families, young people, seniors and small-business owners. It’s time that they came first, rather than wealthy corporations and their billionaire CEOs.”