LANSING, Mich.—On Tuesday night, Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, issued the statement below following Gov. Rick Snyder’s fifth State of the State address at the Capitol in Lansing.
“Governor Snyder presented an ambitious agenda tonight. We heard several ideas that will make Michigan a better place to live and work.
“I have always believed that state government could be more effective in serving its citizens, and I am pleased the governor is making that a priority. Too often I hear from constituents about a bureaucracy that is out of control. I am hopeful that these reforms will lead to a government that is more responsive and receptive.
“While Michigan has seen an impressive rebound, there is more work to be done. The focus for the 2015 legislative session remains largely the same. We will maintain our commitment to cut wasteful government spending and run Michigan as efficiently as possible. Michigan taxpayers have worked hard for their money, and we should be working hard to ensure they keep it.”