Sen. MacDonald comments on 2020 State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — After listening to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2020 State of the State address on Wednesday night, Sen. Michael D. MacDonald, R-Macomb Township, issued the following statement:

“We should be proud of how far our state has come over the last decade, but we need to address our ongoing challenges to ensure Michigan and Macomb County continue to be the best places for families to live, talent to prosper and job creators to thrive.

“Education and job training are critical to our future, and I will continue to work to make sure every Michigan student and worker is prepared for a successful career.

“We must do what we can to fix our roads and infrastructure, which is why I sponsored reforms to improve our road funding efficiency and supported a nearly $400 million boost in funding for local roads without raising taxes — only to have the governor eliminate it.

“Last year, we achieved historic auto insurance reforms to reduce costs for Michigan families, and we should do the same for road funding. Unfortunately, the governor seems more interested in simply spending more than in finding an effective, long-term solution.

“I look forward to hearing directly from the people of Macomb County about their priorities.”


Editor’s note: Video comments by MacDonald will be available at