New faces in lansing: the Detroit Regional chamber reached out to these new legislators and asked them.

Author:Coppola, Nina
Position:VOTE4BIZ
 
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What's your first priority for Michigan?

"My first priority is a safer Michigan. I want to keep our streets safe, our neighborhoods secure and our schools places of learning, not violence." - Attorney General Bill Schuette

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"To have the kind of state where my energetic, well-educated young adult sons, and others like them, will want to work and raise families." -Supreme Court Justice Bob Young

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"My first priority for Michigan obviously concerns the Supreme Court; I hope to help promote civility on the Court and to restore conservative judicial principles rooted in our Constitution." -Supreme Court Justice Mary Beth Kelly

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"Given the economic challenges we are facing, we must streamline government, cut costs with technology and public partnerships and work to ensure we provide the best possible customer service at the lowest possible cost. At the same time, it's critically important that we ensure integrity in our elections so every voice is heard and every vote counts." -Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

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"The first and most important priority of the Senate Democrats will be to foster an atmosphere that encourages job creation, provides quality education for all Michigan residents and protects our state's most vulnerable citizens and natural resources." -Senate Majority Leader Gretchen Whitmer

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Speaker of the House Jase Bolger

"The first priority for Michigan will always be our people, and the best thing for everyone right now is strengthening the state economy by encouraging job creation.

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"My first priority (and second) is to support federal tax, regulatory, and budget policies that foster economic growth. My principal focus in Congress will be to support initiatives that allow private enterprise to flourish so as to create more jobs in Northern Michigan." -Congressman Dan Benishek, 1st Congressional District

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"We must stop the unsustainable...

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