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, 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 […]