Meekhof comments on FY 2018 budget presentation

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Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof

LANSING— Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Snyder’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget presentation:

“The Governor presented a plan for the next fiscal year that continues the trend he established seven years ago of a thoughtful state budget.

The Senate Republicans are committed to passage of a spending plan that is focused on taxpayer priorities and sound return on investment for our citizens.  My colleagues and I work hard to pass commonsense reforms and practical legislation that put Michigan in the best position to support a robust economy and a thriving environment for growth.

The Governor’s presentation today is the first step in the process toward adopting a responsible state budget.  The Senate Republicans will review the plan and look for areas where we can agree and even improve.”