Sen. MacGregor reacts to the State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, issued the following statement Tuesday following Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 State of the State address:

“Governor Snyder shared many positive highlights in his address tonight, including the continued growth of our state’s economy. More and more people are moving to Michigan, finding work, earning more, and buying more. This is great news and I’m committed to working to keep the positive momentum going.

“I was particularly pleased that the governor mentioned Michigan’s national role in the brewing industry. West Michigan is world-renowned for its craft beer, and this was a great moment to highlight such a bright spot in our state’s economy.

“Additionally, I appreciate the continued focus on investing in education and improving educational opportunities for our young people. Science, technology, engineering and math, and the skilled trades are important subject areas that are necessary for the jobs of tomorrow. This also extends to our veterans, and I am glad the governor mentioned efforts to ensure they receive a good education, job opportunities and health care when their time in the service is up.

“Lastly, I would like to see more discussion on making state government more accountable to taxpayers and efficient and effective with their money, and I will continue working with my colleagues to enact legislation that will do so.

“Michigan has come a long way, with many positives to promote, but there is still much yet to accomplish and I look forward to the challenge.”