Stamas comments on 2017 State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — After listening to the governor’s 2017 State of the State address Tuesday night, Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement:

“Governor Snyder laid out a proactive plan to build on the achievements we’ve made to improve our great state and energize our economy. Working with the governor, we’ve reduced unemployment by two-thirds, helped create more than 480,000 private sector jobs and repeatedly increased spending on education to record levels.

“It’s a positive record of achievement, yet we have a lot of work to do. We must continue to focus on finding solutions to meet the challenges facing our state.

“I look forward to working with the governor to fix our aging infrastructure, protect our communities, ensure that all Michigan students get an education that prepares them for success, provide tax relief for hardworking families, and make state government better and more accountable.

“I also look forward to hearing from the people of the 36th Senate District about their priorities.”