Jansen named to Senate Infrastructure Modernization Committee
Thursday, February 07, 2013
LANSING— Sen. Mark C. Jansen has been named to a new standing committee that will review and address Gov. Snyder’s transportation funding proposals. Jansen says his commitment to reforming Michigan will help him work toward solutions to Michigan’s infrastructure problems.
“Michigan’s aging roads and bridges are in need of significant improvement to enhance safety and attract new job providers to our state,” said Jansen, R-Gaines Township. “While we all agree there is a road funding problem, there are strong disagreements on how to solve it. As a member of this new committee, I look forward to working together to evaluate ideas and reach a bipartisan, bicameral comprehensive solution to fixing our roads.”
The seven-member panel includes the chairs of the Senate Appropriations and Senate Finance committees and will consider all transportation and infrastructure funding proposals.
“The task given to this committee is substantial and its recommendations will have a broad impact on our economy and residents throughout the state,” Jansen said. “There are many factors to be taken into account and questions to be answered. Road safety and funding are critically important issues facing our state. I am honored to have been asked to help do the hard work to address them.”
The nine transportation funding measures that have already been introduced in the Senate will be re-referred to the new Senate Infrastructure Modernization Committee.
Sen. Jansen currently serves as chair of the Senate Restructuring, Reforms, and Reinventing Committee and vice chair of the Senate Finance Committee. He is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee where he serves as chair of the subcommittees on Retirement and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as vice chair of the subcommittee on the Department of Human Services, and as a member of the Joint Capital Outlay subcommittee and the General Government subcommittee.
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