Rep. Greg VanWoerkom tonight led legislative approval of a major infrastructure investment to help spur economic development and job creation in Ottawa and Muskegon counties.
VanWoerkom led House Appropriations Committee approval of a proposal to transfer $60 million from the state’s SOAR Fund to assist a wastewater treatment project in West Michigan. The investment will help build a pipeline allowing Coopersville to redirect wastewater north to the underutilized Muskegon County wastewater treatment plant – allowing several area businesses to expand and create jobs in the agricultural sector.
“This has been a top priority for West Michigan for a decade, but we have never been able to find the resources to do it. Now we have an opportunity to make these critical infrastructure improvements and make West Michigan a center for agribusiness,” said VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores. “This is a strategic investment in the future of our region and the entire state of Michigan. This is a key component to attracting the type of jobs we need to ensure our region remains competitive and moves forward.”
The transfer from the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve fund requires approval from both the Senate and House appropriations committees. Both panels have approved the transfer.
Rep. Greg VanWoerkom’s plan to provide crucial tax cuts for small businesses throughout Michigan is now state law.
House Bill 4054, now Public Act 30 of 2023, amends the state tax code to clarify that equipment used for industrial processing to produce aggregate materials such as gravel, sand, recycled concrete and other critical construction materials is exempt from sales and use tax.
Rep. VanWoerkom reacts after Attorney General stated that Michigan’s income tax rollback would be temporary, despite its original purpose as written by legislators to be permanent. Her opinion contradicts legal experts, fiscal analysts, and legislative counsel.
If signed into law, the $2.3 million Rosy Mound acquisition would procure 127 acres of dunes northeast of the Rosy Mound Natural Area for the creation of a 291-acre park on Lake Michigan that would include lake and dune views, forested trails, and 3,160 feet of natural beach.
Commonsense changes will make Michigan a better place for business The Michigan House approved a bipartisan-supported plan Thursday to improve Michigan’s tax codes that was spearheaded by state Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, Republican vice chair of the House Tax Policy Committee. The plan makes necessary clarifications to inconsistent sales and use tax laws that have proved […]
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