Sen. Walker and Whitefish Township superintendent attend governor's State of the State
LANSING--State Sen. Howard Walker and his guest, Nate Beelen, superintendent of Whitefish Township Schools in Paradise, attended Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual State of the State address Wednesday night.
Walker, R-Traverse City, issued the following statement after the address:
“I am thrilled that Nate was my guest tonight to hear Governor Snyder’s report of where we’ve come the past year and where we need to go.
“The governor laid out a bold agenda of reform last year, and his decisive action has paid off. Michigan is in a much better place now economically than it was a year ago or, for that matter, for most of the past ten years.
“The state’s jobless rate continues to fall. The unemployment rate is now below 10 percent for the first time in three years. In addition, the state’s bond outlook is positive, and Bloomberg ranked Michigan as second in the nation for economic health.
“The governor said that he won’t let up in 2012 and that this year will be marked by continuing reinvention. That is good news. We are certainly not out of the woods yet.
“But we are now on the right track. I am excited about working with the governor and my colleagues in the House and Senate to continue moving Michigan forward.”
Editor’s note: Audio remarks from Walker will be available for broadcast from the Senate Majority Audiowire at: www.senate.michigan.gov/podcasts.asp?District=37.
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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