LANSING, Mich.—On Tuesday night Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Rick Snyder’s fifth State of the State address at the Capitol.
“I was pleased to hear that Governor Snyder has begun his second term with the same ambitious approach that he brought to Lansing four years ago. There is still a significant amount of work to be done to support Michigan’s hardworking families, and now is not the time to rest on our recent successes.
“Education is still at the top of the priority list, as it should be. The governor touched on a topic that is particularly important to me in vocational education. Not all children in Michigan will be moving on to college, and making sure that our schools have the resources available to offer dual enrolment programs that build employable skills is essential to our future.
“I am also encouraged by the governor’s remarks about energy policy. For the last year, I have been working to evaluate our needs and the technology available to update Michigan’s 2008 energy law. As chair of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee, I will be pushing for thoughtful action to put Michigan back on the cutting edge with an energy policy that protects ratepayers while focusing on reliable and environmentally responsible electric generation.
“The goals that set the tone for Michigan’s reinvention have not changed. We will continue to strive to run Michigan as efficiently and transparently as possible so that our government can encourage opportunities rather than become a barrier.”