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UAW to protest at Snyder's State of State speech

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Gov. Snyder delivering the 2012 State of the State Address. Gov. Snyder delivering the 2012 State of the State Address.
LANSING, MI (AP) -

The United Auto Workers and other labor unions are calling on members to protest before and during Gov. Rick Snyder's third State of the State address in Lansing.

The Republican governor's speech is scheduled for Wednesday evening in the state Capitol.

The UAW and other unions are planning to be outside to protest GOP policies they say are hurting the middle class. They're especially upset about a new law ending requirements that workers pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

The UAW wants members to bring families, friends, co-workers and children to the demonstration.

>>WNEM.com will stream the governor's State of the State address on Wednesday at 7 p.m.<<

Meanwhile, Snyder heads into next week's State of the State address with some unfinished business.

Some of the big proposals he gave in last year's speech stalled in the Republican-led Legislature. His new address could be less of a long list of new policy proposals and more of a call to revisit items like raising $1.4 billion more for road maintenance.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are reluctant to raise the state gas tax or vehicle registration fees.

A look back at what the governor proposed a year ago shows he had successes like requiring insurers to cover autism treatments and phasing out a tax on business equipment.

Failures included a rejection of his call for a state-run online marketplace where people can shop for health insurance.

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