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Democratic Leaders - State of the State Preview

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Democratic leaders of the state House and Senate gave a State of the State preview Wednesday morning at the Capitol.

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer along with House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel say the governor's plans are harming the people of Michigan.

Democrats asked citizens to show up to be a human face on the governor's policies, such as the senior pension tax.

Greimel wants to boost the minimum wage to $9 an hour and one Burger King employee said he could really use it.

"It's just hard making the minimum wage. I know im not the CEO or the company official, but I helped generate the money going into the corporation," said De-Angelo Nix.

From what was said in a news conference, it's likely the republicans will accuse Greimel of playing the class welfare card, pitting average folks against the rich.

"It's the republicans who are playing the class warfare card," defends Greimel. "They've taken the money out of the pockets of families to give huge give aways to their corporate special interest allies."

But Governor Rick Snyder says he's not like Mitt Romney, the former GOP presidential candidate, who was accused of being out of touch with common people.

Gov. Snyder is set to give his State of the State address on Thursday at 7p.m. 6 News will live stream this event barring any technical difficulties.

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