Podcast Advisory: Sen. Robertson offers comments on the 2011 State of the State address

Jan. 20, 2011—A broadcast-quality podcast of Sen. Dave Robertson’s comments following Gov. Rick Snyder’s first State of the State address is available for download on the senator’s website at:


The file features Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township, responding to the governor’s 2011 State of the State address. 

Sen. Robertson offers comments following the 2011 State of the State address

LANSING—After listening to Gov. Rick Snyder’s first State of the State address Wednesday night, Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township, issued the following statement:

“I was pleased with Governor Snyder’s remarks. His primary focus for the next four years is the same as mine: to eliminate obstacles to job growth. We certainly can reinvent Michigan and make this a great state again, but it starts with putting people back to work.

“To do that, we need to keep the companies we have, we need to bring in new ones, and we need to encourage economic development. That’s why I co-sponsored Senate Bill 1, which will repeal the onerous Michigan Business Tax.

“This tax is despised by job providers and is harmful to job growth. Eliminating it is an important first step in Michigan’s economic recovery.

“I am eager to learn more about Gov. Snyder’s proposals, and I am excited about working with him for the next four years to restore health to Michigan.” 

Media Advisory: Sen. Robertson available following the 2011 State of the State address

Who: State Sen. Dave Robertson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government & Elections and vice chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee.

What: Reaction and comments following the governor’s State of the State address.

When: The address is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.

Where: House of Representatives
State Capitol

Briefing: Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township, will be available for comment following the State of the State address. Please call Robertson’s office at 1-866-305-2126 prior to 5 p.m. on Jan. 19 to schedule an interview time with the senator.

Audio remarks will be available for broadcast from the Senate Majority Audiowire at: www.senate.michigan.gov/podcasts.asp?District=26

Dave Robertson sworn in as senator for 26th District

LANSING–State Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township, was part of Wednesday’s swearing-in at the state Capitol with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. administering the oath of office.

Robertson was joined on the Senate floor by his wife Teresa and by Maria Carl, widow of the late Sen. Doug Carl.

“As we kick off the new Senate session in an economy that continues to struggle, I am heartened to have Teresa and Maria by my side,” said Robertson. “I’m not sure what I would have done without Teresa’s faithful support.

“And Maria’s late husband, Sen. Doug Carl, was my great political mentor and friend. It is a wonderful privilege to have Maria join us today.”

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville greeted the new group of legislators. The Senate of the 96th Michigan Legislature is comprised of 26 Republicans and 12 Democrats. State senators are elected to serve a four-year term.

“I am honored to welcome such a distinguished new set of dedicated public servants to the Michigan Senate,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “Our state continues to face many challenges. I look forward to working together to turn Michigan around for the good of all our residents.” 

Robertsons Senate office is open and ready for business

LANSING–State Sen. Dave Robertson announced that his Lansing office is open and ready to meet the needs of constituents in the 26th Senate District.

“I hope that if someone needs assistance, they will contact my office,” said Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township. “I always tell my constituents to make me their first call in state government, not their last.”

Robertson’s office phone number is (517) 373-1636. The toll-free number is 866-305-2126.

Robertson said an e-mail address and website have been established to add convenience for district residents. They are sendrobertson@senate.michigan.gov and SenatorDaveRobertson.com.

Robertson’s office is located in Room 320 of the Farnum Building at 125 W. Allegan St. in Lansing, across from the Michigan Capitol. His mailing address is P. O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI, 48909.

“It is a privilege to meet with the residents of my district,” Robertson said. “I look forward to having them visit me in Lansing.”

The 26th Senate District consists of parts of Genesee and Oakland counties. In Genesee County it includes the cities of Burton, Clio, Davison, Grand Blanc and Mount Morris; and the townships of Atlas, Davison, Forest, Grand Blanc, Mount Morris, Richfield, Thetford and Vienna. In Oakland County it includes the townships of Brandon, Groveland, Springfield and Waterford.