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.”
Rep. James DeSana said the intense storms that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of Michigan families last week are a stark reminder of the need to improve the reliability of the state’s electrical grid. “This was a terrible storm, and we all owe a massive debt of gratitude to the men and women […]
Rep. James DeSana objected today to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s newly established Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential, or MiLEAP. MiLEAP is a new state agency that will be led by a director who will also join the governor’s cabinet. “The governor’s plan to improve the falling education quality here in Michigan seems to […]
Rep. James DeSana spoke out today against the Michigan state budget as it was signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The budget is the largest in the state’s history with total expenditures rising above $81 billion. DeSana criticized the budget for spending more money than ever before, draining the rest of Michigan’s $9 billion […]
Rep. James DeSana voted against the state budget when it appeared before the House in Lansing last month. Now, he is drawing attention to several line items of alarmingly unnecessary spending. “Reading through this budget it is clear why it is the largest in our state’s history by far,” DeSana said. “It’s clear where there […]