State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, today issued the following statement after the Michigan Senate went back on a previously negotiated deal and decided to hold up her plan providing crucial tax cuts for small businesses throughout the state. Thompson’s legislation, House Bill 4055, offers clarity so that equipment used for industrial processing to produce aggregate materials such as gravel, sand, recycled concrete and other crucial materials are exempt from sales and use tax:
“I came to Lansing to work on behalf of hard-working people and their families across our Downriver communities. This involves working together in the Legislature to deliver results for the people, not for ourselves.
“It’s unfortunate this plan that lowers taxes and improves the lives of small business owners both in our district and across Michigan is being held up over which side would get the credit when it’s signed. Putting misguided political stunts over the pocketbooks of hard-working small business owners does not sit right with me – and it shouldn’t sit right with local job providers who have been through the financial wringer over the past few years and need relief.
“I’m happy that my bill is idolized by legislators on the other side of the aisle. But we need to get this across the finish line now for people who need relief now. That’s the right thing to do.
“My sole focus is making our communities a better place to live and work. Excuses and ridiculous reasoning are getting in the way of a better way forward.”
State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, today issued the following statement after plans to demolish the 112-year-old Reading Building in Flat Rock were finalized and the building’s demolition is imminent. Thompson represents Flat Rock in the Michigan House: “I am disappointed in this outcome. This building has had generations of people pass through its doors […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today voted in favor of a plan that provides a new way to sign up for the state’s organ donor registry and supply people with life-saving treatment. Currently, people may choose to be organ donors through their driver’s license or state ID card, a will, a formal donor card or verbally […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today expressed concerns with recently advanced budget plans – outlining wasteful spending and the removal of critical transparency measures for taxpayers and their families. “At a time when workers and families across Michigan are struggling with their own budgets, state government is spending over $80 billion and continuing to grow theirs,” […]
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