State Rep. Scott VanSingel, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, issued the following statement after the governor delivered her second State of the State address on Wednesday:
“I’m encouraged by many of the governor’s statements in her address, specifically her commitment to tackling serious issues facing our state, such as education and workforce development as well as our ongoing infrastructure issues.
“While many of us on both sides of the aisle agree with the end goals, the debate centers around how to pay for these priorities. I am a firm believer in paying for our state’s obligations upfront, rather than burying our state in a massive debt that our children and grandchildren will have the misfortune of repaying. To me, this is as much of a moral issue as a fiscal issue.
“I look forward to working with the governor again over the coming months to design a fiscally responsible budget that addresses the challenges and priorities of our state. Based on recent conversations with her and leadership in the Legislature, I am confident we can achieve this goal.”
“Michigan legislators have sought to work with the governor to provide a comprehensive COVID response for the people of Michigan since the beginning of the health crisis,” VanSingel said. “Constituents across Michigan deserve to have their voices heard by way of the Legislature. I’m happy they are finally being given that chance.”
State Rep. Scott VanSingel’s plan to strengthen local economies by creating additional recycling opportunities was discussed this week in the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee. House Bill 5816, part of a six-bill bipartisan plan, improves the planning process for landfill sites, and recognizes and increases access to recycling and composting opportunities. “These are […]
State Rep. Scott VanSingel testified September 16 before the House Judiciary Committee in support of his plan to better protect the staff at North Lake Correctional Facility, as well as people in the surrounding community.
State Rep. Scott VanSingel today said he supports a regional, safety-focused approach to restarting Michigan’s economy and helping to bring life back to normal. House Republicans unveiled a blueprint Monday to help move the state toward a rolling restart – an approach based on the prevalence and risk factors of the virus, which varies by […]