State Rep. Luke Meerman (R-Coopersville) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Whitmer’s press conference where she announced minor tax rebates for Michigan families:
“The governor is looking for any way possible to distract taxpayers. The fact is, she wants to block permanent income tax relief that will save taxpayers for years to come, unlike her ploy to give taxpayers one-time checks for a mere $180 – and just $90 each for joint filers.
“The state is sitting atop a mountain of cash. It’s a great time for workers to start keeping more of their own money, permanently. But the governor won’t confirm that she’s on board with ongoing relief.
“Forward-thinking Republicans created a state law years ago that initiates a permanent income tax rollback when our budget reaches a certain surplus level. Having reached that level this year, it means $700 million in savings throughout Michigan. That is, if Democrats don’t get in the way and undo these savings workers are owed.
“Time and again, Democrats prove they believe the government can spend tax dollars better than the people who earned them. It’s time to wake up and read the room. The people need and deserve real relief, and Republicans will fight to ensure they get it.”
“These firearm reforms violate due process and the personal protection rights of law-abiding citizens. We certainly should not be passing legislation that restricts an individual’s second amendment rights when our broken criminal justice system is not properly enforcing the laws already in place to keep dangerous offenders behind bars.”
Local office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet one-on-one with their state representative, Luke Meerman, to discuss issues affecting the state, ask questions about state government, and request assistance with issues they are experiencing. No appointment is necessary, and all are welcome to attend.
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