State Rep. Jim DeSana, R-Carleton, today objected to another corporate welfare proposal from the Whitmer administration that includes spending $750 million on infrastructure surrounding a proposed Ford EV battery plant in Marshall. Of the funding, up to $15 million could be earmarked to help the troubled Norfolk Southern Railway Company expand its footprint in Michigan. DeSana said:
“It’s always a bad idea to expect taxpayers to foot the bill for corporate welfare projects – but this proposal is particularly egregious. Norfolk Southern has had two dangerous train derailments in the Midwest this month – one in Michigan and another that leaked hazardous chemicals that are still causing serious concerns for families in Ohio. Yet Gov. Whitmer is asking us to ignore all that and hand over taxpayer dollars to help Norfolk Southern grow in Michigan.
“Considering its recent safety record, the government should be giving this company special scrutiny – not special favors.”
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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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