State Rep. Sarah Lightner, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in support of the 2023-24 state budget:
“Chair Witwer and I worked well together, and you see many of the priorities of my caucus reflected in these bills.
“One area where this budget shines is in its commitment to education. It recognizes that our children deserve the best possible start in life by continuing our commitment to investing in education at historic levels. It also recognizes the critical need to make schools safer and more secure for our kids. It will help more schools add school resource officers and make additional security improvements, ensuring that our students can learn and grow in an environment free from fear.
“The commitment to fiscal responsibility displayed in this budget must also be applauded. The prudent decision to allocate resources toward paying down debt is a testament to responsible stewardship of our state’s finances. By reducing our debt burden, we create a stronger foundation for the future and free up resources that can be allocated to other pressing needs in years to come.
“While this budget may not be perfect, I recognize and appreciate its many strengths. It reflects a vision for our state’s future, emphasizing shared priorities like education, school safety, public safety, local infrastructure, mental health care, and fiscal responsibility.”
State Rep. Sarah Lightner, R-Springport, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement today following the Whitmer administration’s budget presentation: “Today’s message from the governor echoes a familiar tune: demanding more from taxpayers’ pockets to fuel a lavish spending spree, while neglecting the chorus of people calling for relief. “The cost […]
State Rep. Sarah Lightner will host a tele-town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, to provide a legislative update and answer questions from residents. Lightner will discuss legislation that has become state law over the last year, including changes to firearms laws and a measure that strips away local control over the construction of wind […]
State Rep. Sarah Lightner, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference: “The latest revenue estimates clearly show that there’s absolutely no reason to impose higher taxes on the people of Michigan. Even without the governor’s tax increase, there’s enough revenue coming into the state […]
State Rep. Sarah Lightner is calling upon the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to rethink a permitting change it is imposing on a Fremont area business and make reasonable accommodations to allow it and other anaerobic digesters to operate in Michigan. Anaerobic digesters keep organic waste like food scraps and manure […]