“Gov. Rick Snyder made a good choice in selecting Al Pscholka to be his budget director. I had the privilege of working with Al over the past four years on the House Appropriations Committee, and his leadership made the complicated budget process run smoothly. That leadership will be needed as our state faces monumental challenges, including restoring proper funding to our schools and universities, repairing the damaged Flint water system and ending the humanitarian crisis there, improving infrastructure across our state and ensuring local communities have the funding they need to provide vital services. Guiding our state through its many budget crises will be a demanding job, but Al’s experience and leadership will serve him well.”