Representative Bill G. Schuette, R-Midland, on Thursday issued the following statement after Senate Democrats rammed through new mandates that require vastly more renewable electricity generation and force an unrealistic reliance on wind and solar power, a transition that will decrease reliability and raise electricity costs:
“This legislation rammed through by the Michigan Senate Democrats will have a devastating impact on the people of Midland & Gladwin Counties and the Great Lakes Bay Region. Families will see their energy bills skyrocket as our local energy assets are forced offline. Our major Mid-Michigan employers and small businesses will be hit with massive rate increases that could seriously harm their operations and our local economy. The very stability of our energy grid could be compromised by this highly restrictive and experimental approach. Plain and simple, this legislation is bad policy that will have serious consequences in higher costs and less reliable energy here in Mid-Michigan.”
The Senate passed Senate Bills 271, 273, 502, and 519 along party lines, and they will now advance to the Michigan House for consideration. The bills would mandate 100% “clean” electric generation by 2040. The package would also mandate prevailing wages and project labor agreements for energy projects.
Representative Bill G. Schuette has announced upcoming “Ask Bill G.” Office Hours events in Midland and Beaverton on Monday, Dec. 11. “Ask Bill G.” events are part of Bill’s commitment to listening to residents across the 95th House District in Midland and Gladwin counties. “As we approach the end of the year, I remain committed […]
Representative Bill G. Schuette has announced upcoming “Ask Bill G.” Office Hours events in Beaverton and Coleman on Monday, Nov. 13. “Ask Bill G.” events are part of Bill’s commitment to listening to residents across the 95th House District in Midland and Gladwin counties. “I always strive to make myself available to people I represent […]
State Representative Bill G. Schuette today criticized the Democrat-led financial disclosure legislation the House passed around 2:00 AM last Thursday morning. Schuette noted the legislation’s numerous shortcomings, glaring loopholes and failure to meet the expectations of the overwhelming majority of Michigan voters who approved Proposal 1 last year. Senate Bills 613-616 are the minimalist disclosure […]
Late last night and early this morning, State Representative Bill G. Schuette voted against an extreme Democrat green energy plan that will make energy less affordable for families and small business owners, threaten grid reliability and expand government control over rural communities. “This is a bad deal for Michigan,” said Schuette, of Midland, when addressing […]