Official said governor's State of the State full of openness and ideas to solve problems.
Thursday, January 17
State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, took Lake Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett as his guest to Gov. Rick Snyder's third State of the State address Wednesday night. Afterwards, Jacobsen had this to say: "Tonight the governor gave a great overview of how far our state has come in the last two years and also where Michigan needs to head in the future. We have made great strides in our efforts to get Michigan back on track, but work to revitalize our economy is far from over. The governor has always been extremely honest about our state's problems, and I have truly appreciated his openness to various ideas and solutions for these problems. "I truly believe our state is headed in the right direction and I'm confident that continuing to …
County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says Democrats who oppose the new law should 'get over it.'
Gov. Rick Snyder has reportedly signed a controversial bill that could overturn a map drawn by an Oakland County committee charged with redrawing districts after the 2010 Census. Quoted in the Detroit Free Press, Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said the governor signed the bill because it "brings greater transparency to the process" by ensuring that only elected officials participate in redrawing boundaries after the dececennial census. The new law puts the board of commissioners in charge of drawing new districts in counties with a population more than 1 million and an optional unified form of government with an elected county executive. Wayne County also meets the population threshold, but has a charter form of government, so Oakland is…