Michigan Gov.-Elect Rick Snyder smiles during an interview in his transition office in the Michigan Historical Museum, Dec. 21, 2010 in Lansing
Updated: Thursday, 30 Dec 2010, 4:27 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 30 Dec 2010, 4:19 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Rick Snyder has talked about what he calls reinventing Michigan throughout his campaign to become governor.
He'll do so again Saturday when he takes the oath of office at the state Capitol.
A Snyder spokeswoman says he'll also stress that all state residents could play a part in reinvigorating Michigan.
The Republican Snyder beat Democrat Virg Bernero in November's election. Term-limited Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm is leaving after eight years in office.
Granholm has moved out of the governor's executive office near the Capitol, and workers are preparing it for Snyder's arrival.
Snyder takes over as Michigan has one of the nation's highest unemployment rates and a projected budget deficit of roughly $1.8 billion for the fiscal year starting in October.
24 Hour News 8 political reporter Rick Albin will be at the inaugural, and you can watch it live on woodtv.com