Zorn comments on governor’s 2022 budget recommendation

LANSING, Mich. — After listening to state Budget Director Dave Massaron present Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fiscal year 2022 state budget recommendation on Thursday, Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement:

“We are still facing a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic that continues to have a huge effect on our families, workers, students and local businesses. It is critical that we help students safely return to in-person learning, support our struggling job providers, and reenergize our economy while also continuing our extensive efforts to protect people from the virus.

“To improve our state and the lives of all Michigan families, we must work together. While we haven’t had much success with that recently, we agree on much of our top priorities, such as increasing COVID-19 testing and vaccine availability, strongly supporting education and worker training, helping our local governments, fixing our roads, and helping get Michigan working again.

“My top priority is to help improve the lives of families in Monroe and Lenawee counties and throughout the state. I look forward to coming together to enact a smart spending plan that helps achieve that goal and build a healthier and stronger Michigan.”