Sen. Hansen comments on State of the State address

LANSING—State Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, offered the following statement Thursday after Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his 2014 State of the State address:

“The governor tonight highlighted the successes we’ve had in Michigan the past several years while offering some appropriate challenges as well.

“The state’s economy continues to improve. We have added more than 220,000 jobs since 2011, and we are fourth in the nation in private-sector job growth from 2010 through 2012.

“But the governor did more than note our economic victories. I was happy to hear him point out the serious challenge posed by invasive species. A bill I sponsored last year addressing this issue is now state law. The measure allows local governments to implement tax increment financing to collect money for a variety of waterfront improvement activities, including invasive species.

“It has been a productive time in Michigan, and I think our best is yet to come. I am committed to building a better Michigan and look forward to working with Governor Snyder to continue passing real reforms.”

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