LANSING, Mich. (AP) —
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says the looming automatic slashing of federal spending under an impasse between Democrats and Republicans illustrates how
Washington is a "mess compared to the states."
Snyder's office released comments Monday that Snyder made to C-SPAN. The Republican is attending a National Governors Association meeting in Washington.
Michigan is governed as a republic, with three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. The state also allows direct participation of the electorate by initiative, referendum, recall, and ratification.