State Rep. Andrew Beeler, R-Port Huron, today issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State address:
“One term can make quite a difference in how a governor wants to be perceived. Three years removed from her failed proposal for a massive gas tax increase, two years removed from adding debt without the Legislature, and less than one year removed from draconian health department orders, we are seeing a new Gov. Whitmer.
“The frustrating hypocrisy of her claim to be focused on ‘kitchen table issues’ was on full display. Michigan families in Sanilac and St. Clair counties don’t ask for government subsidies for big businesses at the table; they talk about the thousands of dollars Whitmer’s unemployment agency is demanding; they talk about the failure of leadership of the health department in failing to track thousands of nursing home deaths; and they talk about how expensive their heating bill will be without Line 5.
“For months, the governor openly opposed the small-business support that she took credit for last night. She has fought the legislature on broadening Michigan’s toolkit to make our economy better for small businesses. She has vetoed common-sense tax cuts for businesses. To quote the governor herself, ‘You can listen to what someone says, but to know the truth — watch what they do.’”
Rep. Beeler talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 5288, which clarifies that an application for an absentee ballot must include an actual signature as opposed to an electronic signature, a move he says will provide parity between the different ways Michigan residents can vote.
The Michigan House of Representatives today approved state Rep. Andrew Beeler’s plan to specify that a Michigan voter must physically sign an absentee application before receiving a ballot.
As rising fuel prices continue to increase costs on Michigan families, state Rep. Andrew Beeler, who serves on the House Tax Policy Committee, and the Michigan House of Representatives today approved a plan to repeal the state gas tax for six months.