State Rep. Kurt Heise had newly elected Northville Township Supervisor Robert Nix II join him at Gov. Rick Snyder’s third annual State of the State address in Lansing Wednesday night.
Nix is a longtime Northville Township resident and partner in the Detroit-based law firm Kerr Russell Weber. He was elected in August for a four-year term.
"It was exciting to have Bob join me on the House floor for this important event so he could hear firsthand about the governor's vision for our state," said Heise, R-Plymouth. "It's a vision we all share; great schools, lower taxes and a better quality of life for our hard-working taxpayers."
Heise said he looks forward to starting the 2013-14 legislative session. He said much has been accomplished over the past two years to encourage economic development and job growth, but more needs to be done. Heise also said the conversation about Michigan's roads and bridges must continue to take place.
"Michigan obviously has critical needs when it comes to our roads and bridges, but before any consideration of new revenue happens, we must make sure we are getting value for the money already being spent," Heise said. "In addition, Plymouth, Canton and Northville townships are donor communities to Wayne County, and we need to make sure we are getting our fair share of funding."
Heise has introduced House Bill 4015, which would allow Plymouth, Canton, and Northville townships to form a “Road Quality Alliance” to spend their share of state Act 51 road monies independent of Wayne County.