State Rep. Sarah Lightner, Republican vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after the governor announced plans to send-out one time checks to residents as a way to circumvent the permanent income tax rollback on its way to Michigan taxpayers:
“The governor has a history of proposing superficial ideas that sound good on the surface without providing real, long-lasting solutions to the problems Michigan families face. This is another example. Instead of giving people more money in their paychecks year after year, she’s hyping up a one-time check for a yet-to-be-determined amount.
“The governor and the Democrat majority crafted this deal behind closed doors and announced it to the public without many details. I would be very interested in having a committee hearing to discuss it in public and give others the opportunity to weigh in. Unfortunately, with a shell bill already in place, I think the Democrat majority will bypass the traditional process again and force a vote without a chance for others to thoroughly review the details.
“Don’t let the governor’s shell game fool you. Handing out one-time checks to Michigan taxpayers is nothing more than a ploy to distract people from the permanent income tax rollback she’s blocking.”
State Rep. Sarah Lightner, Republican vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today criticized the governor’s attempt to block an automatic income tax cut set to take effect this year that is expected to return $700 million to Michigan families.
State Rep. Sarah Lightner, Republican vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement in response to the governor’s executive budget recommendations: “Today the governor made clear that she expects every Michigan taxpayer to continue paying higher income taxes so she can afford the unprecedented level of spending she laid out for […]
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