State Rep. Sarah Lightner, Republican vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after the governor announced plans to send-out one time checks to residents as a way to circumvent the permanent income tax rollback on its way to Michigan taxpayers:
“The governor has a history of proposing superficial ideas that sound good on the surface without providing real, long-lasting solutions to the problems Michigan families face. This is another example. Instead of giving people more money in their paychecks year after year, she’s hyping up a one-time check for a yet-to-be-determined amount.
“The governor and the Democrat majority crafted this deal behind closed doors and announced it to the public without many details. I would be very interested in having a committee hearing to discuss it in public and give others the opportunity to weigh in. Unfortunately, with a shell bill already in place, I think the Democrat majority will bypass the traditional process again and force a vote without a chance for others to thoroughly review the details.
“Don’t let the governor’s shell game fool you. Handing out one-time checks to Michigan taxpayers is nothing more than a ploy to distract people from the permanent income tax rollback she’s blocking.”
State Rep. Sarah Lightner, R-Springport, will hold office hours next month in Spring Arbor Township and Albion. Local office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with Lightner to share their thoughts, questions, and concerns. The meetings are open to the public, and no appointment is necessary to attend. Lightner will be available […]
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State Rep. Sarah Lightner, the ranking Republican member of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after budget votes in the House: “After years of smart financial planning, our state went into 2023 with a historic budget surplus. Heading into the budget process, I was optimistic about the opportunity to address many of […]
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