Sen. Richardville offers comments following State of the State address
LANSING – Sen. Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, issued the following statement in response to the annual State of the State address:
“In her final State of the State speech, the governor recognized that Michigan residents are faced with many challenges. State officials must work together to find solutions that will move Michigan forward.
“The approach we use to deal with these challenges is critical. We cannot raise taxes on Michigan families and businesses that are already hurting. We must look for ways to downsize government and make programs more efficient. The Senate has introduced a reform plan that will help put government spending in check. I encourage the governor to work with the Senate on these significant reforms.”
Richardville was among those escorting the governor into the House chamber prior to the start of the address, while Monroe County Sheriff Tilman Crutchfield attended the event as Richardville’s guest.
The senator also met with a group of state residents who gathered on the Capitol lawn to present their concerns with the direction state government is heading. Richardville said the gathering of Michigan citizens offered a unique historic moment.
“I was happy to join them for a short time before the Senate reconvened session and had my staff there to listen to them as well,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “These residents presented some very real and valid concerns. I appreciate that so many of them came to Lansing tonight to share them with their legislators.”
Editor’s note: A photograph of Sen. Richardville and Sheriff Crutchfield on the Senate floor is available on the Senate Majority Photowire, located at: http://www.MISenateGOP.com/photowire.asp?District=17
Posted: Wednesday, February 03, 2010
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