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.”