**PHOTO ADVISORY** Sen. Nofs welcomes area residents to state Capitol for State of the State address

LANSING, Mich.—Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, (second from left) welcomed the following guests to the Michigan Capitol before Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2015 State of the State address Tuesday night: Gordon Rosberg (from left), Michigan American Legion Legislative Chairman Doug Williams, Sherry Swann and J-Ad Graphics Inc. Vice President Fred Jacobs.

A print-quality photograph of Nofs and guests is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at: https://www.senatormikenofs.com/. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

Nofs comments on State of the State address

Senator Mike Nofs

Senator Mike Nofs

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.”

***Media Advisory*** Sen. Mike Nofs available for comments following State of the State address

Who:               Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, chair of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee.

What:             Reaction and comments following the governor’s State of the State address.

When:             Immediately following the address, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Where:           House Appropriations Room
Third Floor
State Capitol
Lansing, MI

Briefing:         Nofs will be available following the State of the State address for comments on state issues mentioned by the governor in the address.

Please call Nofs’ office at 1-517-373-2426 prior to 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 to schedule an interview time with the senator.

Sen. Mike Nofs sworn in for second term

For Immediate Release:
Jan. 14, 2015

Contact: Greg Moore
517-373-2426

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, was sworn in Wednesday as a member of the 98th Michigan Legislature. Nofs, the longest-serving member of the Senate, otherwise known as the “Dean,” will begin his seventh year of service. Nofs was first elected in a 2009 special election to fill an unexpired term.

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof formally announced the committee assignments for each member on Wednesday.

Nofs will continue as chairman of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee, while also serving on the Banking and Financial Services, and Commerce committees.

In addition to these policy committees, Nofs has been tapped to serve on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee where he will chair the State Police and Military Affairs subcommittee, and serve as vice chair of the Capital Outlay subcommittee. He also will be a member of the General Government subcommittee.

Sen. Nofs represents the 19th Senate District, which includes the counties of Barry, Calhoun, and Ionia.

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Editor’s note: A print-quality version of the photo above and other Nofs photos will be available shortly at SenatorMikeNofs.com on the Photowire link.