Hoitenga, colleagues reveal priorities for 2017-18

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Action Plan addresses broadband access, road and bridge improvements

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, joined her colleagues Thursday for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years.

Hoitenga said the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan represents the best way forward for Michigan’s continued recovery.

“I’m pleased to see an emphasis placed on expanding access to broadband internet,” said Hoitenga, who chairs the House Communications and Technology Committee. “In today’s world, people depend on the internet to conduct business and acquire educational material. Local communities that don’t have access to fast, reliable connections are at a disadvantage when it comes to attracting jobs and residents. I’m working hard to address this issue.”

Hoitenga said infrastructure improvements are another priority.

“Michigan drivers deserve better roads and stronger bridges,” Hoitenga said. “Michigan recently took some significant steps to improve our transportation system, and I’m committed to making changes to ensure that taxpayer dollars are used efficiently and effectively.”

The entire House Republican Action Plan is available for the public to read at gophouse.org/best-way-forward.