State Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, released the following statement Wednesday regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address. The governor called for several expensive new programs, including tax rebates for electric vehicles.
“The governor touted all her so-called successes from last year without acknowledging the people those policies will affect the most. The income tax hike and green energy policy are going to have a devasting impact on my community. Yet, tonight, the governor celebrated that devastation.
“People in Northeast Michigan face rising grocery, electric, and energy costs. Yet Democrats, even after blowing through a $9 billion budget surplus last year, still fought to keep income tax high. It’s devasting to see the state force high taxes and spend historic amounts while ignoring Northern Michigan.
“The governor’s new energy plan is hitting our rural communities hard. A significant biomass power plant in Lincoln, Michigan, just announced it would be closing. These policies put folks out of a job and pile additional pressure on struggling families. Green energy policy may play well in Traverse City. But, the governor needs to realize Northern Michigan extends far beyond Traverse City.”
“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., […]
“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.”
“Today, the governor gave us no hope that she will veer away from the radical spending spree that’s come to define her time in office. Instead of returning money to the taxpayers or paying down our debt, she keeps announcing expensive new programs.”