Statement from state Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) on the governor’s State of the State address:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
State Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) attended tonight’s State of the State address with her guest, Dearborn City Councilwoman Erin Byrnes, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the state Capitol in Lansing.

LANSING — Tonight, Gov. Rick Snyder gave his final State of the State address. In response, state Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“While I was glad to hear the governor talk about education and how to train and retain our young people for the future, we need more than rhetoric. We need action, and that means growing our people through the educational progress. While we have heard the governor talk about record funding for schools, but proper funding levels of $10,000 per student per year must be part of the conversation. We cannot sit back and let Michigan children fall further behind in the classroom. Our proactive commitment to our children will determine our ability to attract business opportunities and invest in our future stability.”