Sen. Dale Zorn comments on governor’s 2020 budget recommendation

LANSING, Mich. — After listening to the governor’s presentation of her fiscal year 2020 state budget recommendation on Tuesday, Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement:

“I was encouraged to see the governor put a priority on continuing to make important investments in teaching our children, training our workers and fixing our roads.

“While it is disappointing that the governor’s plan relies on a large tax increase, this is just the beginning of the budget process.

“I look forward to working with the governor to finalize a balanced state budget on time that supports our students, protects our communities and helps attract new investment and jobs.

“It is great to see how much our state has improved since 2011, yet our job now is to work together to build on that success and address the challenges still facing Michigan families, workers, job creators and taxpayers.”