Michigan House Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert issued the following statement in response to Gov. Whitmer’s attempts to reinstate use of prevailing wage on state construction projects:
“I’m disappointed the governor once again has resorted to unilateral action in an attempt to circumvent Michigan law – in this case, a citizen-initiated repeal of a state law.
“Every time the governor pulls a partisan stunt like this, she makes it harder to find bipartisan consensus on state budget issues. If the governor is truly interested in finding agreement on how to invest the billions of dollars available to the state, I suggest she end the theatrics. Her partisanship does nothing but create roadblocks to consensus.”
Rep. Albert, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, responding to the Governor’s State of the State Address, says tax revenues in Michigan are running so high that tax relief for Michigan families is necessary, and that the relief will be sustainable.
Rep. Albert, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, says tax relief for Michigan families needs to be part of the conversation as lawmakers and the Governor shape the state’s fiscal policy. He says inflation is both a burden for Michigan families and a source of windfall revenue for state government.
The Michigan House, led by Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert, today approved a plan to deposit $250 million into Michigan’s fraud-depleted unemployment insurance trust fund.