LANSING, Mich. — After listening to the governor’s 2019 State of the State address Tuesday night, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement:
“We have achieved much over the last eight years to make Michigan better — turning around a decade of decline, helping create more than half a million Michigan jobs, and reducing our unemployment to its lowest point since 2000.
“We need to work together to build on that record of success and improve our state for families, workers and job creators.
“Fixing the roads, protecting our water, preparing our students for success, reducing the cost of car insurance, and enhancing government efficiency and accountability are all critical parts to continuing Michigan’s comeback.
“I look forward to seeing the governor’s budget recommendation in March and working with her to invest in these priorities while also growing our economy, increasing opportunity and keeping Michigan working.”