State Rep. Greg Alexander, of Carsonville, issued the following statement after House Democrats on Thursday passed Senate Bills 7-8. The legislation shells out more than $1 billion of taxpayer money and was not given a formal committee process prior to advancement:
“This type of massive spending measure should have gone through a formal committee process where representatives of the people could have a say. That was not the case and House Republicans, nor the public were allowed any input or a voice in the matter. This was a $1 billion spending spree with few particulars, and I couldn’t vote for this with the way things transpired.
“The proposed bills included very important public infrastructure projects that will have a tremendous economic development benefit for the community. But I would have liked to advocate for additional projects and targeted funding for our communities within a formal, normal deliberative process – and that didn’t happen. Instead, House Democrats chose to ram these plans hastily through the Legislature, hoping no one has a chance to notice that they’re on a reckless spending spree. It’s important to respect taxpayer money that is helping fund state government, and this plan doesn’t do that at all.
“These bills were sold by Democrats as a way for the Legislature to close its books because the previous Legislature failed to do an adequate job. We’re failing to do our job now as a Legislature by rushing this through – and we’re opening the checkbooks of hard-working taxpayers across the state to pay for it.”
State Rep. Greg Alexander, of Carsonville, has announced upcoming office hours events for people across Huron County and portions of Lapeer, Sanilac and Tuscola counties to meet and talk with their state Representative. The office hours meetings will take place at the following times on locations on Friday, May 26: • 9-10 a.m. at Huron […]
State Rep. Greg Alexander recently voted for planned recreational upgrades in Sanilac County that he worked to secure in the Legislature. Within House Bill 4238 is funding for water trail access and park improvements at Evergreen Park in Cass City. The upgrades will include the addition of an accessible kayak launch along the 37.5-mile Cass […]
State Rep. Greg Alexander today criticized out-of-control budget measures from Lansing Democrats that churn through taxpayer dollars while providing little transparency and accountability. “As inflation continues to force families across our region and state into tough financial decisions, Democrats in Lansing are pressing on with reckless spending that ignores the priorities of workers and families,” […]
State Rep. Greg Alexander, of Carsonville, has announced upcoming office hours events for people across Huron County and portions of Lapeer, Sanilac and Tuscola counties to meet and talk with their state Representative. The office hours meetings will take place at the following days, times and locations: • Monday, April 24 from 9-10 a.m. at […]
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