Sen. Jim Stamas comments on governor’s budget plan

Stamas200x300LANSING—After listening to Gov. Rick Snyder’s presentation of his proposed state budget on Wednesday, Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement:

“Governor Snyder outlined a responsible plan that balances our state budget while also building on our commitment to education.

“Importantly, the governor’s plan includes continued investment in our schools and local governments. Schools will see additional funding per student and more resources dedicated to improving student performance and offering career and technical education.

“Access to the governor’s ‘River of Opportunity’ is vital to Michigan’s future. As our economy grows and creates jobs, increasing our investment in career training will help ensure that every student and worker has an opportunity to continue to choose to live and work here in Michigan.

“During my public service, I have made tough decisions to improve our state, energize our economy and ensure we address long-term needs while also living within our means.

“I look forward to continuing that effort – working with the governor to help improve government efficiency, prepare our students for success, protect our communities and natural resources and continue making our state more attractive to job creators and tourists.”