State Rep. Jim DeSana, R-Carleton, issued the following statement after learning that hazardous waste from the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, has been transported to Van Buren Township and Romulus:
“These hazardous materials from the train disaster in Ohio should not be forced on the Downriver community. I am vehemently opposed to this poorly communicated move that took local leaders and residents by surprise. I’ve been in touch with Mayor McCraight and will work closely with him to monitor the situation and protect our community. I will be demanding answers from those responsible for this decision — including the Environmental Protection Agency.
“Add this to the list of disappointing failures and doubtful decisions that Norfolk Southern and governmental officials must explain. And add this to the list of reasons Michigan shouldn’t give millions of taxpayer dollars to the railway company responsible for these crises.”
State economic development officials this week announced that Norfolk Southern could receive $15 million as part of $1.8 billion in state incentives and infrastructure spending for a new Ford plant in Marshall — a deal negotiated by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration.
DeSana spoke with Romulus Mayor Robert McCraight Friday evening.
Rep. James DeSana (R-Carleton) has introduced a joint resolution that would amend the Michigan Constitution and remove the state’s ability to require face masks be worn in certain public buildings. “This small but essential measure is needed after what transpired here during the height of COVID-19,” DeSana said. “We saw the government on all levels […]
May 5, 2023 Contact: Joe Durbin, email@example.com LANSING, MICH — Rep. James DeSana of Carleton spoke out against SB 147 on the house floor earlier this week. The bill would force businesses of all sizes to pay for abortions up until the birth of the child. Rep. DeSana objected to this piece of legislation on […]
Rampant spending risks destroying twelve years of careful strategy Rep. James DeSana (R-Carleton) stood up for hardworking Michigan taxpayers by voting against out-of-control spending in the new state budget proposal. “This budget is not simply a political miscalculation, it is a drop of extremely toxic poison that risks tainting the well of Michigan’s economic future,” […]
Contact: Joe Durbin, 925-725-9171 Representative introduces plan to fund local road repairs Rep. Jim DeSana (R-Carleton) today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lansing Democrats to shift their focus from corporate welfare to fixing local roads. Specifically, DeSana expressed concern that local roads in dire need of repair are being ignored by the governor while […]
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