Hune comments on State of the State address

For Immediate Release
Jan. 16, 2014

Contact: Troy Tuggle
517-373-2420

LANSING, Mich.—On Thursday night, Sen. Joe Hune, R-Hamburg, issued the statement below following Gov. Rick Snyder’s fourth State of the State address at the Capitol in Lansing.

“Governor Snyder’s State of the State address has again pointed out the many accomplishments of our Legislature thus far and the work that needs to be done in 2014. This coming year I look forward to helping continue stimulating Michigan’s economy by joining my colleagues in cutting unnecessary spending and reducing the tax burden on the hard-working citizens of our state.

“Thanks to our diligent Legislature, Michigan’s budget was once again balanced and passed with time to spare, turning around what was once a $1.5 billion budget deficit. While Michigan has seen an impressive rebound, there is a lot more work to be done.

“The goals for the 2014 legislative session will remain largely unchanged. We will continue to strive to cut wasteful spending by government and run Michigan as efficiently as possible in an effort to save every Michigan taxpayer money. Reducing the tax burden on residents is the number one priority of mine, and providing tax relief to the everyday hard-working individual should be a top priority of the Legislature.

“Michigan is well on the way to becoming an exemplary model for other states in our great nation. I am pleased with many of the obstacles we have overcome in the past few years, and I look forward to working hard in 2014 to serve the constituents of the 22nd Senate District and the great state of Michigan.”