House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township on Friday issued the following statement, reacting to the governor’s latest proposal to issue one-time checks to Michigan residents, which reporting has said could still block an automatic, permanent income tax rollback for Michiganders and small business in the process:
“The governor is trying to create a false choice. We are sitting on a $9 billion surplus. Michigan families do not have to choose between immediate relief and a permanent income tax cut. This latest scheme crafted behind closed doors appears to be the governor’s newest attempt to cancel the income tax cut that’s due to every Michigan family, worker, and small business this year and every year afterward.”
“This year, the Democrat majority has been consumed with an extreme agenda that is making life more expensive in our state, but even more costs on Michiganders are coming next,” said Hall, R-Richland Township.
“Democrats are throwing out local control to force solar panels all over our small towns and windmills all over our farmland, and they’re doing it just to make a few activists happy,” Hall said. “The people I talk to are concerned about recent power outages, and they’re concerned about their monthly bills. The Democrat plan does nothing to solve those problems.”
“These numbers reveal that people don’t want to start or raise their families in Michigan, as they move to states with lower taxes, high-paying careers, good roads and bridges, quality education, and safe communities,” Hall said.