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LaFontaine Praises Snyder's Speech

Republican state representative lauds governor's emphasis on public safety in 2012 State of the State Address.

State representative Andrea LaFontaine praised Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address on Wednesday.

"I was inspired by what the governor had to say,” LaFontaine said in a press release. “Last year as I watched his first speech, I was nervous about the countless obstacles we had to overcome to begin to repair our economy. One year later, I'm more confident than ever in our state. Jobs are on the upswing and revenue increases will follow.”

LaFontaine, a Republican from Columbus Township who represents New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township, singled out the governor’s remarks on public safety.

Snyder promised to give a special message on public safety in March, and he vowed to reduce crime in Detroit, Flint and Saginaw.

"I was especially pleased to hear Gov. Snyder place an emphasis on public safety,” LaFontaine said. “This is an issue that should always be a priority. Keeping our communities safe is of utmost importance, and I was proud to have St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon with me to hear this message. I look forward to working with him and other members of the district to address public safety issues during the coming year.

"We still have more work to do to create the best possible environment for job creation, and I'm eager to keep pushing forward."

Snyder’s speech touched on a variety of subjects, from job growth to educational reform.

kidcat24 January 21, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Yeah revenue increases certainly are on the upswing, Ms LaFontaine. 60% increase on car registration upswing. Love it, republicans call it fees.
kidcat24 January 21, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Ms LaFontiane do you know how cities work? When jobs go revenue goes. When revenue goes police go. Public Safety? So don't you think you would have been more pleased had Snyder focused on JOBS?
One of the 99% January 21, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Jobs are on the upswing? What planet does she live on?
John P December 09, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Andrea, Right to Work is wrong for Michigan. If we are on the upswing why would we introduce such a decisive measure. Please re-think your vote, you have many working class voters in your district that do not agree with you taking the party line. I have contacted your office on numerous times and you did not get back to me. You need to hear both sides of the Story. You support Mitt Romney and he lost Michigan by ten points. Don't be on the loosing side of this divisive measure, we need you to be a leader.
kidcat24 December 09, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Lafontaine and Brandenburg both already voted Yea on the decisive, Snyder's words, Right to Work bill.
kidcat24 December 09, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Educational reform? Do you mean the 1.8 billion dollars taken from the schools? Class room size has soared. Look at Denmark's school, one of the best in the world, their classroom sizes are very small. By the way was there a list put on the government sight of the corporations that received the 1.8 billion dollar tax breaks?
kidcat24 December 09, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Even the republican Gods, Limbaugh and the Fox bunch are in unions. Hypocrites.
Jean Marie December 12, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Don't vote for La Fontaine again!! She is out of touch for Michigan. We need to go back to a fair Democratic government. Get the republicans out ASAP.
Mark December 12, 2012 at 08:24 PM
It is not just the Republicans it is the Democrats as well. I do not agree theat the right to work bill is best for our state. However before you blame the Republicans the Democrats nationally have have forced health care down our throats and Obama wants to borrow more money for more programs. This fiscal cliff is on his shoulders - you cannot always expect the wealthy to be taxed more just because they worked hard and became successful. After all isn't that the American Dream? Once again i am ashamed to say the I voted for Snyder and if I knew what he was going to do before the election I would never had voted for him. I did not think he was going to rape seniors, the middle class and the teachers all at the same time.

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