LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, issued the following statement Wednesday following Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2016 State of the State address:
“I was honored to attend the governor’s State of the State address and hear about his priorities for the year. A major part of his speech was devoted to the city of Flint’s water crisis, and I agree that we should do what we can to help the city’s residents who have been affected by this horrible situation, as well as address the many infrastructure challenges facing not only that city, but our state.
“Last year I commented after the governor’s State of the State address on the need to be proactive in addressing problems in the effort to make state government more effective and efficient. Last night, in addressing the ongoing water crisis in Flint, the governor spoke of the need to fix problems within state government and to make it more accountable. I could not agree more. By doing so we can help mitigate future bureaucratic breakdowns and improve both the quality and delivery of services.
“The economy remains a top priority as well, and while our state has made great strides over the past five years to improve our economic situation, I believe there is still more work to be done. Part of that is ensuring a quality education that prepares all students for the next level, whether it be higher education, skilled trades or the workforce. I appreciate the governor’s continued efforts to improve educational opportunities for all.
“I look forward to working with my legislative colleagues and the governor over the coming year to keep moving Michigan forward.”