Emmons comments on the 2012 State of the State address

LANSING―State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his State of the State address:

“As a member of the Senate Veterans committee, I appreciated the focus on helping our veterans who have been missing out on so many opportunities. They have sacrificed to protect our liberty and they deserve our support.

“We had many successes this year, including the achievement of getting children into good, permanent homes. We have more to do to help our families, and this year as chair of the Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee I will continue working to protect our seniors.

“This governor recognizes that agriculture is Michigan’s second-largest industry, and its impact spreads across the globe. Helping the agricultural sector grow will enhance our entire economy.

“We need to build on the positive jobs climate that we have helped to create. It has already resulted in job growth, but I will continue to work to create jobs as long as there are people looking for work. That will remain my number-one priority.”

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Editor’s Note – Audio comments by Sen. Emmons on the State of the State address will be available on the senator’s podcast page at: www.senate.michigan.gov/senators/podcasts.asp?District=33.