Sen. Ruth Johnson comments on State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — After listening to the governor’s 2019 State of the State address Tuesday night, Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, issued the following statement:

“We need to work together to ensure that all of Michigan’s young people are given the opportunity to be successful. College is not the only option for students to get good jobs. I look forward to working with the governor to improve skilled trades education so that every child can have a career plan that aligns with their interests and talents.

“In any discussion about drinking water quality we must not forget that Michigan has more residents who rely on private wells for drinking water than any other state in the nation. Newly emerging contaminants like PFAS, as well as naturally occurring ones like arsenic, continue to pose a public health risk.

“We need to educate the public about the resources the state has available for them to test their water. We have invested heavily in the DEQ water laboratory so that individuals and local governments can have the information they need to address their concerns.”

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