Gov. Snyder to take oath for 2nd, final term

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder is starting his second and final term with accomplishments under his belt but more work ahead in the next four years.

The 56-year-old Republican will take the oath of office at noon Thursday on the Capitol steps in Lansing.

He's expected to look back at first-term successes and to future goals while encouraging residents and policymakers to have a positive outlook about Michigan's future.

A major challenge early in his second term will be persuading the public to support a sales tax hike on the May ballot to increase road funding.

Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will greet residents after the swearing-in ceremony and later attend an inaugural ball at Lansing's convention center.

The inaugural theme is "Michigan: Relentless, Resilient, Reinvented."

You can watch the inaugural ceremony live at myfoxdetroit.com starting at noon. FOX 2 App users, click here to watch
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