Sen. LaSata reacts to State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, made the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address Wednesday night:

“It is time to get Michigan back on track toward a healthier future for our families and our economy and for the long-term well-being of our state. The coronavirus pandemic and the governor’s go-it-alone response to it have created unthinkable challenges for Southwest Michigan families and families across the state for too long.

“I am hopeful that Gov. Whitmer is sincere when she says that she wants to partner with lawmakers on a plan to help our state recover after a year of incredible losses. However, we have heard her say this before and actions speak louder than words.

“My colleagues and I recently presented a comprehensive list of legislative priorities that we are beginning to work on. Among many other things, we must support our hardworking families and those who have lost their jobs, revitalize small businesses and the economy, safeguard the health and well-being of our seniors, ensure students receive the quality education they deserve, and restore the balance in state government so that people have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.

“I am eager to work with anyone on implementing these solutions.”