State Rep. Cam Cavitt, of Cheboygan, issued the following statement after Ford confirmed it is pausing construction of its forthcoming Blue Oval plant in Marshall, a project receiving more than $1.7 billion in state incentives. The company said it is not confident in its ability to run the plant competitively:
“Gov. Whitmer and Lansing Democrats handed out $1.7 billion in corporate welfare to lure this project to Marshall earlier this year, and now, Ford is questioning whether it’s smart to invest in Michigan. The governor’s proposed energy mandates are too radical and anti-business, and will certainly raise already troublesome electricity costs in Michigan. Ford chose Tennessee over our state for a previous project, which led to this hurried investment that also invited the Chinese Communist Party into our state. I voted against this plan in the first place and have since urged my genuine concerns to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Tax hikes and red tape are deterring business and ravaging job prospects for hard-working Michiganders.
“This should serve as a warning to the Democrats in majority – their anti-worker agenda is bad for our residents and our state. We should alter our route now to prevent hardworking Michigan residents from suffering, or leaving, as industries face more challenges and opportunities dwindle. Instead, it’s time to invest in Michigan infrastructure and public safety to bolster a competitive statewide economy to attract business opportunities and careers.”
“Please encourage anyone affected by the plant closing to contact my office. We can help guide them through the unemployment process and be a resource as they navigate this difficult time,” Cavitt said. “People are waking up to difficult news this morning. Please know that you do not have to go through this alone. There is a whole community behind you. We’re ready to help.”
“The Democrat majority forced through terrible gun legislation that I opposed at every level,” Cavitt said. “Bills like these set a dangerous precedent for violating Second Amendment rights. I’m committed to undoing these dangerous policies. Our constitutional rights are the bedrock to our society, and we must hold up and honor those rights. However, the radical Democrat plan is now law and people need to be prepared.”
“People harvest deer year-round. Whether it’s farmers with nuisance licenses or a surplus of deer during hunting season, there are always extra deer that need to be processed,” said Cavitt, R-Cheboygan. “MSAH gets the deer to processors and ensures all resulting venison gets to the dinner tables of people who need it.”
State Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, will soon host local office hours in Presque Isle and Cheboygan. The meetings will take place at the following time and location: Saturday, February 24 Presque Isle District Library, 1 to 2 p.m., 18132 Lake Esau Hwy. in Presque Isle. Monday, February 26 State Street Coffee, 1 to 2 p.m., […]