LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dan Lauwers on Tuesday applauded a list of 19 priorities for 2021 unveiled by the Senate Republican caucus ahead of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address.
“Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the governor’s poor decision-making in response to it, Michigan has suffered greatly in the past year, and we must renew our efforts to enact workable solutions,” said Lauwers, R-Brockway Township. “Senate Republicans have developed a list of priorities that will help enable the state to recover and stay healthy in 2021 and beyond.”
The priorities are presented in three categories: Healthier Families and Communities, a Healthier Economy, and Building a Healthier Future. The Senate Republicans identified protecting Michiganders from COVID-19, making Michigan a welcoming home for new and existing businesses, and getting students back on track as some of the top issues facing the people of Michigan at the start of the 101st Legislature.
The list of priorities includes 19 items that range from promoting economic freedom for hardworking taxpayers to ensuring confidence in elections. The caucus spent the past several months working to support residents and job providers struggling to make ends meet under the governor’s restrictions.