State Rep. Jim DeSana, R-Carleton, today objected to another corporate welfare proposal from the Whitmer administration that includes spending $750 million on infrastructure surrounding a proposed Ford EV battery plant in Marshall. Of the funding, up to $15 million could be earmarked to help the troubled Norfolk Southern Railway Company expand its footprint in Michigan. DeSana said:
“It’s always a bad idea to expect taxpayers to foot the bill for corporate welfare projects – but this proposal is particularly egregious. Norfolk Southern has had two dangerous train derailments in the Midwest this month – one in Michigan and another that leaked hazardous chemicals that are still causing serious concerns for families in Ohio. Yet Gov. Whitmer is asking us to ignore all that and hand over taxpayer dollars to help Norfolk Southern grow in Michigan.
“Considering its recent safety record, the government should be giving this company special scrutiny – not special favors.”
“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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