State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed (from left) retiring Clare High School Principal Lee Turner, Gabe Ambrozaitis of Harrison and Carolyn Curtin of Evart to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber on Thursday evening.
“Seeing Michigan’s economy moving in the right direction and hearing about how the governor hopes to continue the positive momentum is exciting,” Johnson said. “There is certainly more to do, but we can be happy with the fact that jobs are being created by Michigan employers and that our population loss has lessened drastically over the last few years.
“While a lot of the ideas the governor touched on are important, matching people to jobs is at the top of my list, especially through career technical education for high school students. I hope to see a continuing focus on those efforts as legislation is debated.”