LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget recommendations presented this morning:

“The governor’s proposed K-12 education funding could be worse, but still falls significantly short of where we know it needs to be. Not only is it not good enough, it fails to invest in teachers — Michigan’s most important profession.

“It’s past time for this administration to properly support our public educators, which is why I’ve introduced a 22-bill package named “TeA+chers for Michigan,” that aims to prepare the best, attract the brightest and retain the finest educators right here in our state. We simply can’t have another year of our teachers, and students, being left behind.”