State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today issued the following statement after the withdrawal of an initiative to award all of Michigan’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. Activists had hoped to put the initiative on the 2022 ballot. Hall has led efforts to protect the voices of Michigan voters in the face of the proposal, calling for the current Electoral College system to continue:
“Michigan has been an important swing state in recent elections. Our voice matters. Our values matter. What we want for ourselves and our families matters. This misguided proposal would have significantly lessened our impact in upcoming election cycles because there are simply more votes to be won elsewhere. This is the cold reality of the National Popular Vote.
“This announcement is a tremendous win for residents across our state. I trust they would have rejected this power grab and what was a clear attempt to concentrate voting power around populations in large, liberal cities – but this move clearly shows voter disenfranchisement is not welcome here.
“I have been a consistent voice against this proposal and will continue to be going forward. The voices of all Michigan voters should matter.”
House Tax Policy Committee Chair Matt Hall, of Comstock Township, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed temporarily suspending the state sales tax on school supplies:
Legislature sends state budget plan, other funding measures to governor State Rep. Matt Hall is leading efforts to make communities in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties a better place to live, work and raise a family by securing key funding projects. A total of $13 million in a budget plan approved today will use federal COVID […]
Legislator meets with Kellogg to discuss company’s footprint in community State Rep. Matt Hall today met with Kellogg CEO Steve Cahillane to ensure an existing commitment remains strong – while helping the community maximize its potential and compete for jobs going forward. The company announced Tuesday that it will be moving its global headquarters for […]