State Rep. Pauline Wendzel and Rob Cleveland of the Cornerstone Alliance testify in support of Rep. Wendzel’s Michigan Competitiveness package.
As legislators return to Lansing after an in-district work period, I want to reflect on the state of our state and the direction in which we are headed. I believe it’s past time for the Democrat majority to put aside partisan politics and focus on what truly matters: the well-being of all Michiganders.
In the first 100 days of this legislative session, partisanship has been rampant, with nearly every piece of legislation passing with little to no Republican support. As a result, many Michiganders from rural communities like ours are feeling left out and ignored. This is absolutely not the way to govern a state as purple as Michigan.
As I traveled throughout Southwest Michigan, I heard from many constituents who are fed up with what they’ve seen out of Lansing. They want a government that works for them, not against them. They want a government that values individual liberty, personal responsibility, and civil liberties. They want their voices heard, and they want a government that prioritizes commonsense solutions over partisan politics.
I believe in the power of small government and individual liberty. I believe that this country was founded on the principle of freedom, and that freedom stands opposed to constraints. I believe that the bigger the government, the more the constraints, and that creates a society with less freedom for its citizens. I believe that some legislators only want to make a statement, but that you sent me to Lansing to make a difference.
As this term moves forward, I will continue to prioritize and vote for legislation that embodies these beliefs. As legislators prepare to get back in the arena, I believe that we can and must do better than what we’ve seen in these first 100 days. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office at 517-373-1799 or [email protected] to share your thoughts, comments, and concerns with me.
Throughout my time in the legislature, I’ve been proud to champion commonsense criminal justice reforms that help individuals who have made a mistake and paid their debt to society re-enter the workforce and reduce recidivism rates. I’ve spoken with law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and victim rights groups which have tremendously helped in guiding my decisions […]
The most important job of a state representative is to be the voice of their communities in Lansing. Throughout my tenure, I’m beyond proud the best bills I’ve had signed into law have come directly from Southwest Michigan residents. In my first term, I worked with local brewers to cut red tape and help them grow their […]
Last week, I led Michigan’s newly formed bipartisan, bicameral nuclear caucus in addressing a letter to Governor Whitmer offering her our support as Michigan seeks to become the first state in American history to successfully re-power a non-operational nuclear power plant. At full capacity, Palisades provided over 800-megawatts of carbon free, baseload electricity that powered […]
LANSING, MI – State Rep. Pauline Wendzel announced she has been appointed to a new House Energy Reliability, Resilience, and Accountability Task Force (ERRA) by Speaker Joe Tate. Rep. Wendzel is one of just two Republicans on the nine-member committee. The purpose of this task force is to examine the issues related to power outages […]
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