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 to fund education and other essential services in the budget.
“Any increases Michiganders have seen in their wages over the last couple of years are still being eaten up by inflation, and families continue to feel the pinch every time they step into the grocery store. The role of state government isn’t to spend all of people’s money. Lower taxes mean people keep more of the paychecks they earn, which helps them afford the everyday cost of living. With higher-than-expected revenue in Michigan, we can fund government services and sustain a tax cut.
“Even the governor has acknowledged the need to help families struggling with inflation. Let’s support that sentiment, cut the income tax rate back to 4.05%, and let families keep more of their paychecks.”
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 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 […]
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 […]
Heavy-handed policy also strips local control of wind, solar projects State Rep. Sarah Lightner continues to oppose a partisan plan to radically alter Michigan’s energy policy, voicing concerns that the new mandates will burden Michigan families with electricity that is more expensive and less reliable. Lightner, R-Springport, said the plan calls for utilities to have […]