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VanSingel says he's encouraged by Whitmer's statements in State of the State address


By Carrie Bradon | Feb 24, 2020

State Rep. Scott VanSingel (right), R-Grant, attended the 2020 State of the State speech in January with Newaygo County Register of Deeds Stewart Sanders as a guest. | Michigan House Republicans

Michigan State Rep. Scott VanSingel, R-Grant, issued a statement following the governor's State of the State address.

According to VanSingel, the governor's statements were encouraging as she addressed education and workforce issues and improving infrastructure concerns. 

Though the governor's priorities are agreed upon by leaders from both parties, the funding of these priorities, however is not necessarily an area of common ground.

"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," VanSingel said in the statement.

VanSingel also said that he is looking forward to collaborating with the governor in order to create a budget that prioritizes the state's concerns while still being responsible with the state's resources and taxpayer dollars. 

"Based on recent conversations with her and leadership in the Legislature, I am confident we can achieve this goal," VanSingel said.

VanSingel is the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee.

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