Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, released a statement today regarding his yes vote on financial transparency legislation. Cavitt remains concerned about the shortsightedness of the package. The plan passed at 3 a.m. earlier this month as one of the last votes of the year.
“Michigan residents deserve more than what Democrats delivered in their financial disclosure package. I voted yes because the legislation is a step in the right direction. I’m just disappointed the step had to be so small. Transparency is important to me and every other Michigan resident. Forcing a 3 a.m. vote was irresponsible and exactly what we’re trying to get rid of.
“Legislators’ job was to deliver a plan built on a strong foundation. Democrats could’ve worked with Republicans. We could have crafted a bipartisan plan to actually address the issues. Instead, we were forced into voting on a package held together by some toothpicks and loose string found in a dark Capitol closet.
“Political gamesmanship and unethical votes run rampant in Lansing. We had to make government more transparent and hold Legislators to a higher standard. Folks want to be sure their lawmakers aren’t profiting off their elected office. Well, Democrats’ vehicle to meet those requirements had no tires, headlights, engine, or steering wheel. But, the frame, albeit rusty and almost entirely unreliable, was there.
“I couldn’t vote no on bills that take our government in the right direction. The Democrat plan pales in comparison the voters’ mandate. But I could not leave Lansing knowing I voted against a top priority of Michigan residents.
“The conversation cannot stop here. It’s our duty to make government more transparent and hold elected officials to a higher standard.”
“People harvest deer year-round. Whether it’s farmers with nuisance licenses or a surplus of deer during hunting season, there are always extra deer that need to be processed,” said Cavitt, R-Cheboygan. “MSAH gets the deer to processors and ensures all resulting venison gets to the dinner tables of people who need it.”
State Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, will soon host local office hours in Presque Isle and Cheboygan. The meetings will take place at the following time and location: Saturday, February 24 Presque Isle District Library, 1 to 2 p.m., 18132 Lake Esau Hwy. in Presque Isle. Monday, February 26 State Street Coffee, 1 to 2 p.m., […]
“The Democrat majority forced through terrible gun legislation that I opposed at every level,” Cavitt said. “Bills like these set a dangerous precedent for violating Second Amendment rights. I’m committed to undoing these dangerous policies. Our constitutional rights are the bedrock to our society, and we must hold up and honor those rights. However, the radical Democrat plan is now law and people need to be prepared.”
“Today, the governor gave us no hope that she will veer away from the radical spending spree that’s come to define her time in office. Instead of returning money to the taxpayers or paying down our debt, she keeps announcing expensive new programs.”