Gov. Rick Snyder says people in Michigan should stop pointing at others for the state's economic problems, saying they're "largely because of us."
Snyder's remarks came Monday night at the annual Macomb County Republican Party Lincoln Dinner in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights.
Michigan has grappled with high unemployment and the decline of manufacturing. Snyder says, however, that the state now is on the right track.
The Republican governor also defended Detroit's emergency manager and this month's Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing by the city, saying it was the "right thing to do" but describing the decision as a "tough call." Snyder says there will be no bailout for the city.
Snyder's appearance drew a few dozen protesters outside in opposition of efforts to expand Medicaid.