Democrat: Too Many In State Still Struggle To Make Ends Meet

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – A new Democratic state senator says Michigan must do more to support its public schools and to keep young people in the state after they graduate.

David Knezek of Dearborn Heights was chosen to give the official Democratic response to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s fifth annual State of the State address Tuesday night.

Knezek says Michigan must “stand out” from other states by passing paid sick day legislation and ensuring equal pay for women and “equal rights for all citizens.” Such measures have hit resistance in the Republican-led Legislature.

Knezek says such policies can attract talent to Michigan and too many residents are “still struggling to make ends meet.”

At 28, he’s the youngest member of the Senate. He served two tours in the Iraq War.

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