State Rep. Jim DeSana this week voted against a bloated spending plan that increases the state’s total investment to $1.8 billion for the proposed Ford battery plant in Marshall.
DeSana, of Carleton, said the astronomical public price tag for the project makes it a bad deal for Michigan taxpayers who are forced to foot the bill. At $1.8 billion, Michigan taxpayers are spending more than $700,000 for every job the project is estimated to create.
“Do the math. This is one of the most egregious examples of corporate welfare we’ve seen in recent years,” DeSana said. “Think of all the ways $1.8 billion could be put to use if we put it back into the bank accounts of the taxpayers who earned it. Instead, we’re paying a premium to help Ford create 2,500 jobs, most of which only pay $41,000 a year.”
Despite DeSana’s “no” vote, House Bill 4016 was approved by a 59-49 vote. It will soon be presented to the governor for her expected signature.
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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