State Rep. John Roth, R-Interlochen, released the following statement Thursday regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address. The governor called for several expensive new programs, including two years of free community college and tax rebates for electric vehicles.
“People are leaving Michigan in droves. Yet, the governor’s only response is to announce new programs that will almost certainly raise costs even higher. Our kids want to move to other states to escape high taxes, bills, and the ever-growing number of potholes. Every person that moves away means less kids in our schools, less shopping in local businesses, and less tax revenue in local municipalities.”
“Instead of focusing on lower costs, the governor plans to reward rich people for buying expensive new cars, specifically pushing them toward electric vehicles. The governor fails to realize that electric vehicles aren’t going to work in Michigan, especially not up north. We all heard about the mass failure of EV batteries in Chicago a few weeks ago. Northern Michigan gets a lot colder than Chicago. State government needs to get its thumb off the scale and stop pushing people toward this experimental technology.”
“We need to lower taxes to get people back to Michigan. We can start by reversing the income tax hike Democrats insist on keeping. The governor blew through a $9 billion budget surplus last year. They gave out more than $2 billion to their political friends for pools, solar farms, zoos, opera houses, and more. It’s a bunch of baloney the governor can’t make the effort to send hard-earned money back to the taxpayers who need it the most.”
“I want to make myself explicitly clear, Democrat leadership is the only thing stopping us from criminalizing these heinous acts. We have a moral obligation to protect women. We must ensure that no doctor can legally violate their patients. I know there are Democrats who agree with me on this. They could be speaking out. They could support these women. I want them to know their silence on this issue is deafening.”
“Legal technicalities should never impose unnecessary and unintended burdens on private organizations,” said Roth, R-Interlochen. “As things currently stand, summer resorts must abide by archaic rules that limit representation on boards and disallow virtual meetings or proxy voting.”
The birth of streaming services has pushed multimedia production into overdrive. More movies, TV shows, music videos and commercials are being made now than ever before. Why shouldn’t a good portion of that multimedia production happen in beautiful Michigan? We’re not giving production companies any reason to come. They’re still producing; they’re just not doing […]
State Rep. John Roth, R-Interlochen, will soon host a local office hour in Ellsworth. The meeting will take place at the following time and location: Monday, March 11 Banks Township Community Hall; 10 to 11 a.m., 6520 Center St. in Ellsworth. No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those who are unable to attend […]