In late December, Governor Rick Snyder met with members of Michigan's media to discuss the accomplishments of the past year and his goals for 2013.
"We got a lot done this last year, but as I always say, I'm neither content nor complacent with where we're at," Snyder said. "We're gonna keep up relentless positive action, no blame no credit, just solving problems into 2013, and I'm fired up for another year."
Governor Snyder highlighted some of the accomplishments of the past year, including:
Pathways to Potential, a new initiative that puts social workers directly in schools. The program is in over 20 schools today with a focus on Flint, Pontiac, Saginaw and Detroit, and is expected to reach 120 schools by springtime
A conference on infant mortality, a conference on helping the disabled, and new legislation to assist families coping with autism
Improving state government with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley's work on the Bureaucracy Busters program, a social media initiative that calls on state of Michigan employees to offer innovative ideas for enhancing efficiency, customer service and the workplace.
In an interview with MLive, Governor Snyder described his plans for 2013, which includes the expansion of the Education Achievement Authority and a focus on matching talent with jobs in Michigan.