State Rep. Timmy Beson, of Bay City, today offered the following statement after voting ‘No’ on House Bill 4001:
“I am committed to fighting for comprehensive tax relief for working families and seniors in our area as they face high costs and hard financial decisions. I am glad the Legislature is taking up this issue – because it’s one people across Bay County are dealing with every day.
“The problem is – this bill misses the mark in multiple areas. People deserve concise, long-lasting income tax relief to help them keep more of what they’ve earned year after year – not one-time gimmicks that shrink paychecks, go back on promises from existing law and ultimately don’t go far enough to help people.
“State government is sitting on billions of dollars. We can do a heck of a lot better for taxpayers who help fund state government than 49 cents per day like this plan provides. This bill also failed to incorporate existing plans that do more for working seniors. The legislation that was voted on does nothing for them.
“I would have liked to work through these issues for working families and seniors within the same formal committee process that’s been used in past terms. That would get us a better plan that helps more working people and seniors in Bay County, but this was rushed and presented as one all-or-nothing vote. State government can deliver a better product for people who are struggling.”
State Rep. Timmy Beson is supporting a newly introduced House Resolution that works to make sure a critical government program is working as intended – instead of needlessly being exposed to fraud. House Resolution 127 urges Congress to pass legislation and work with the United States Department of Agriculture to develop rules and implement more […]
State Rep. Timmy Beson today said advancing budget measures spend irresponsibly and miss the mark from where funding is needed most. Beson, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, criticized a lack of funding for bridge infrastructure – saying it’s only a fraction of what should be allocated on the heels of the state […]
State Rep. Timmy Beson today said advancing budget measures abuse taxpayer dollars as many working families in Bay County and across the state are being forced into difficult financial decisions due to inflation. Beson, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, worked during the budget process to address concerns taxpayers and families have been raising […]