GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made a stop in Grand Rapids Wednesday morning to speak at the 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies Awards event at Davenport University.
The awards celebrate businesses that make the best use of green technology. The governor said he will continue work with neighboring states to preserve the Great Lakes and develop a land strategy with the Department of Natural Resources.
24 Hour News 8 asked Snyder about his priorities in the last months of the legislative session.
“We don't have an extensive agenda like we have in many cases, because there are a lot of other things I want to work on,” said Snyder. “In particular, we want to implement Healthy Michigan in terms of getting that all set, and remain very active with our urban areas in terms of obviously Detroit. But there are a lot of great things going on in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids is getting some of those hardest-hit funds in terms of blight removal. So we've got many initiatives in addition to some legislative ones. There are two or three but not near as extensive as it's been in the past."
Snyder said other priorities continue to be transportation, roads and infrastructure.
A bill before the House would hold back third-grade students who are not proficient in reading.
Power lines blocked busy 28th Street near the Grand Rapids-Kentwood border Monday evening.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela will be honored Tuesday morning with a public memorial service expected to be viewed by people around the world.