State Rep. Sarah Lightner, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference:
“All of the evidence points to future state revenue falling, but the Democrat majority is spending money like they have it to burn. The budget proposals they have brought forward so far are simply unsustainable, and the projections we received today confirm that.
“Even the banking industry is stressed to the point where we have seen some institutions fail recently – one of many good reasons to be careful about state spending.
“Moving forward, we need to be cautious and smart about how the state invests taxpayer dollars. We should not be wasting money on political projects and programs that expand the size of our government in ways we won’t be able to afford in the future. Even some members of the Democrat majority in the House have acknowledged that their spending proposal is not sustainable in future years. It’s time to buckle down and make responsible, targeted investments in areas that will benefit Michigan families and leave our state better prepared for the future.
“The people of Michigan don’t want electric school buses and a fancy new fleet of electric vehicles for state employees to drive. They want the state to fix local roads, invest in quality education for their kids, and make sure their communities are safe.”
State Rep. Sarah Lightner, R-Springport, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement today following the Whitmer administration’s budget presentation: “Today’s message from the governor echoes a familiar tune: demanding more from taxpayers’ pockets to fuel a lavish spending spree, while neglecting the chorus of people calling for relief. “The cost […]
State Rep. Sarah Lightner will host a tele-town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, to provide a legislative update and answer questions from residents. Lightner will discuss legislation that has become state law over the last year, including changes to firearms laws and a measure that strips away local control over the construction of wind […]
State Rep. Sarah Lightner, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference: “The latest revenue estimates clearly show that there’s absolutely no reason to impose higher taxes on the people of Michigan. Even without the governor’s tax increase, there’s enough revenue coming into the state […]
State Rep. Sarah Lightner is calling upon the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to rethink a permitting change it is imposing on a Fremont area business and make reasonable accommodations to allow it and other anaerobic digesters to operate in Michigan. Anaerobic digesters keep organic waste like food scraps and manure […]