Governor Takes Labor Day Walk Across The Mackinac Bridge

MACKINAW CITY (WWJ) – On this Labor Day, millions of Americans across the country are out of work. But Governor Rick Snyder says things are starting to turn around in Michigan.

The Governor spoke with WWJ about his walk across the bridge linking Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

“It was fun, it was a great opportunity to meet a lot of great people, and do the walk and get some exercise, it’s pure Michigan,” said Snyder

Snyder  tells WWJ that Washington should look at what we’ve already done here.

“Actually at the national level, they can look at Michigan as a role model now, in terms of what we have done to balance our budget, start paying off our long-term liability,  those are some of the same questions  facing Washington,” said Snyder.

The Governor says his top priority for Michigan remains job creation.  And he says Washington can look to Michigan to see how governments can balance their budgets.

“I think we could be a good role model on how to do it, and the way to do it, we did it in a way where it wasn’t about fighting with each other, and they need to get that atmosphere in Washington,” he said.

Governor Rick Snyder took part in the annual Labor Day tradition Monday, walking across the Mackinac Bridge in about one hour.


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