Lawmaker issues response to State of the State address
State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today said a plan from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to sell bonds for road funding isn’t new – and that seeking $3.5 billion in upcoming years won’t be any different except for the massive financial burden it lays at the feet of taxpayers for generations to come.
“This isn’t Washington, D.C. We are not in the business of forcing tomorrow’s Michiganders to fix today’s problems. The unborn are not a credit card. Just like every family in Michigan knows, if you want nice things you must pay for them. And maxing out the credit cards is not how you do it.
“Whitmer’s logic on the unborn is quite simple, ‘if I can’t kill them now, I suppose I could just tax them to death later.’”
Rep. LaFave talks about House passage Tuesday of HB 4272, which would allow gas and fuel containers manufactured, sold and for use in Michigan to be made to previous federal EPA specifications. Rep. LaFave says current gas containers are difficult for a large part of the population to use and are ineffective in limiting toxic […]
Rep. LaFave says he’s troubled that Attorney General Dana Nessel would say “Being without heat for even a day during a Michigan winter is emotionally devastating” in a press release on the state’s settlement with propane supplier Ferrellgas, but continues to oppose the ongoing operation of Line Five and disregard the impact its closure would have […]