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.”
House Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert talks about passage this week of the House version of the 2023 state departmental budgets that originated in the House. Chairman Albert says extra funds were put into paying down debt and savings, and that he cannot say what the Governor will approve or line item veto.
The House of Representatives today completed votes on its proposal for the state’s next budget year – leaving room for $1 billion in tax relief, paying off more long-term debt, and investing in schools and other services needed to move Michigan forward.
A state budget plan advancing in the Michigan House fights inflation with $1 billion in tax relief, pays off more long-term debt, and invests in important services from schools to law enforcement and local roads, Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert said today.