Rep. Angela Rigas spoke out today following a week of severe thunderstorms and power outages across Michigan.
“This severe storm did a lot of damage, but the devastation and power outages were worse than they had to be,” Rigas said. “It should now be clear to everyone in Michigan just how vulnerable Democrats are willing to leave our state’s critical infrastructure. The rattling roads and bridges are one thing, but now we’re seeing that our power grid, forest management and skilled labor base are all at risk as well. We had to call in hundreds of workers from other states just to manage the fallout of a single storm. And while we are eternally grateful to our neighbors for those efforts, my colleagues and I believe we should be better prepared to respond to these events ourselves. We need to be ready, but current leadership is clearly unfocused and disorganized on these issues. That simply cannot continue.”
In May, Michigan’s infrastructure received an overall “C-minus” from the American Society of Civil Engineers, citing issues with the state’s power grid, drinking water, roadways, and more.
“The people of Michigan do not deserve to live in a C-minus state when it comes to essential infrastructure,” Rigas said. “Our state needs to secure these basics for the people and strengthen them year after year. Instead, Whitmer and her Democrat allies would rather increase costs and push extreme, unworkable green-energy mandates while quality of life decreases and basic electricity becomes unaffordable. We can do so much better for our people. I plan to hold Democrats accountable and oppose their extreme, costly agenda.”
Rep. Angela Rigas today issued a statement today criticizing the rapidly deteriorating relationship between the State of Michigan and one of its primary economic engines: the automotive industry. Earlier this year Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Ford Motor Company jointly announced a plan to invest over $3.5 billion into South Central Michigan. As part of the […]
Rep. Angela Rigas is making a statement today against new mass communication policies being instituted by Democrats currently in the legislative majority. “Last week we were informed that Speaker Joe Tate’s office would now be working ‘with’ our official Business and Compliance staff to pre-read and approve any and all mass messaging from both parties,” […]
Michigan State Representative Angela Rigas spoke out today in the strongest possible terms against a multi-bill package that would severely weaken the state’s ability to ensure its reproductive health providers and abortion clinics are safe and hygienic. The House Health Policy Committee on Thursday voted to pass House Bills 4949-4959 — collectively known as the […]
Rep. Angela Rigas is joining the State Board of Education in calling on Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to step in and block the governor’s latest education scheme. The board voted unanimously last week to ask Nessel for her opinion on whether Gretchen Whitmer’s recently unveiled Michigan Department of Lifelong, Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP) […]