State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, issued the following statement after the governor’s State of the State address:
“Michigan’s economic comeback depended on smart investments and I’m dedicated to working with my House colleagues, listening to the people we represent and acting in their best interests.
“Record investments in K-12 schools and a renewed, modern focus on hands-on skilled trades gives students important training for high-quality careers. We must continue to invest in improving our schools to give our kids the best possible opportunities.
“We are also investing more than ever into our roads that drive our economy. Michigan needs more than a vague plan and a catchphrase. The people we represent want to see their tax dollars spent wisely on priorities that matter. We need to figure out how to get more out of every dollar we use, rather than increase the bill for taxpayers.”