After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer claimed she accomplished much for small businesses throughout 2021, state Rep. John Damoose of Harbor Springs today issued the following statement highlighting the governor’s record of executive orders and vetoes that hurt small businesses:
“Gov. Whitmer’s self-aggrandizing statement treats small businesses as a political prop. Her actual accomplishments for them this year involve a lot of restrictions and rejections. She kept burdensome capacity limits in place until June, and she repeatedly vetoed legislation to help hurting small businesses — from tax relief to compensation for unconstitutional fines. The governor’s 2021 track record is one of blatant disregard for local job providers.”
State Rep. John Damoose and the Michigan House of Representatives today approved their latest relief plan to help struggling workers and businesses dealing with the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration.
Rep. Damoose talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 5265, which ensures hundreds of thousands of recipients of an emergency federal unemployment program do not have to repay money due to a government error on the program application.