State Rep. Jim DeSana this week voted against a bloated spending plan that increases the state’s total investment to $1.8 billion for the proposed Ford battery plant in Marshall.
DeSana, of Carleton, said the astronomical public price tag for the project makes it a bad deal for Michigan taxpayers who are forced to foot the bill. At $1.8 billion, Michigan taxpayers are spending more than $700,000 for every job the project is estimated to create.
“Do the math. This is one of the most egregious examples of corporate welfare we’ve seen in recent years,” DeSana said. “Think of all the ways $1.8 billion could be put to use if we put it back into the bank accounts of the taxpayers who earned it. Instead, we’re paying a premium to help Ford create 2,500 jobs, most of which only pay $41,000 a year.”
Despite DeSana’s “no” vote, House Bill 4016 was approved by a 59-49 vote. It will soon be presented to the governor for her expected signature.
“Every responsible gun owner already knows how important it is to teach their kids gun safety and store their firearms in a manner that keeps young children from accessing them,” DeSana said.
This week, the House took some more important votes on some critical Second Amendment issues. I have given the explanation for my NO votes on these bills below: Senate Bill 79 and House Bill 4144 – these bills expand requirements for gun storage by mandating that firearms be locked in a box or container or […]
Rep. Jim DeSana, of Carleton, testifies during a legislative hearing about the state’s oversight of the Romulus Deep Well Injection Site, where truckloads of toxic waste were brought from the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
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