Meekhof remembers Mike Ilitch

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, today commented on the passing of Mr. Mike Ilitch:

“Mr. Ilitch was a true visionary.  His investment, hard work and determination shaped our state and made the Ilitch name synonymous with the city of Detroit.  Few men have impacted their community and their state in such a positive way.  My thoughts and prayers are with the Ilitch family during this difficult time.  I hope they find some comfort in the knowledge that Mr. Ilitch’s legacy will go on.”

Meekhof comments on FY 2018 budget presentation

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof

LANSING— Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Snyder’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget presentation:

“The Governor presented a plan for the next fiscal year that continues the trend he established seven years ago of a thoughtful state budget.

The Senate Republicans are committed to passage of a spending plan that is focused on taxpayer priorities and sound return on investment for our citizens.  My colleagues and I work hard to pass commonsense reforms and practical legislation that put Michigan in the best position to support a robust economy and a thriving environment for growth.

The Governor’s presentation today is the first step in the process toward adopting a responsible state budget.  The Senate Republicans will review the plan and look for areas where we can agree and even improve.”