Sen. Hansen offers comments following the 2012 State of the State address

LANSING — After Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual State of the State address, Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, issued the following statement:

“I heard many positive things that will benefit my lakeshore district. We must build on the success of 2011 to continue to deliver real results for Michigan residents.

“I’m encouraged that jobs are being created in Michigan and my district and at a faster pace than the national average.

“The governor’s comments on elder abuse dovetail with my legislation that would make various process reforms in nursing homes – to reduce red tape and refocus on resident care.

“I also agree that Michigan must continue to be a customer-friendly state. Our residents are our customers and they deserve a responsive state government.

“There’s more work to be done and I look forward to partnering with Governor Snyder to position Michigan for further economic growth.”

Editor’s note: The senator’s audio remarks are available for broadcast from the Senate Majority Audiowire on the Web at: