SHORT TAKES: State of the Union a look at what’s coming


By Daily News • Last Updated 12:34 pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama should be well worth watching, as it figures to be one of the late lunges to lock in legacies for his time in office.

Pundits say he’ll push the cause for uplifting America’s middle class, overcoming a widening gap on incomes and he’ll use his executive powers to overcome legislative opposition. Whatever your political persuasion is, it’s a look into what’s coming.

Tune in at 7 p.m.

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Closer to home, Gov. Snyder would like Michigan to match money put up by Detroiters to save Detroit Institute of Arts treasures from being sold and alleviate some of the hit the area pensioners will receive as a result of the city’s bankruptcy.

That’ll be controversial, but it could be the best way out of months-or years-of legal fights and litigation costs which would benefit only the legal combatants and cost taxpayers even more money.

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One more plug for the Polar Bear Plunge coming up at Turk Lake Restaurant and Bar this coming Feb. 8. It’s all about raising funds for Special Olympics.

Register online at www.somi.org or show up next Saturday at noon for registration. Raise at least 75 bucks for a long sleeve T-shirt. This year’s heroes will be all-time all-stars. Plunge begins at 3 p.m.

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Congratulations to The Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) on its 25th anniversary of making Greenville a great place to live.

Of all the things Greenville people have done to make this community strong and viable; investing in this institution is arguably the best investment we could have made. The accomplishments achieved by our citizens banding together for the future with GACF is remarkable for our city, and the dedication of the staff and leadership of this vital community asset has made life better for us all.

 

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