Sen. Hune returns more than $6,900 to state


LANSING— State Sen. Joe Hune announced that during his first year as a senator, he was able to save more than $6,900 in his office and committee budgets by being fiscally responsible.

“The best way to help change the culture in Lansing is to lead by example,” said Hune, R-Hamburg Township. “As a fiscal conservative, I believe it is important to make sure every taxpayer dollar is spent wisely. We shouldn’t spend money simply because we have it, but rather because there is a need to do so.”

In 2011, Hune returned $6,967.06 to the state from his office and committee budgets. Hune chairs the Senate Agriculture, Senate Insurance and the Senate Redistricting committees.

“As chair of three Senate committees, it is my duty to demonstrate true fiscal responsibility,” Hune said.  “I am committed to doing my part to help reduce the cost of government and look forward to working with my colleagues to get Michigan back on the path to financial prosperity.”