Rep. Greg VanWoerkom issued the following statement today after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rejected a Muskegon County casino project backed by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians:
“I am deeply disappointed in the governor’s decision. The project has broad support throughout the region and would have further made Muskegon County a destination while creating thousands of local jobs boosting economic growth. It is a missed opportunity that hurts our community and state.
“The federal government approved this project, and the state should approve it as well. The due diligence was completed and no more questions needed to be answered.”
The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a plan to create the Research and Development Tax Credit program. State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, the Republican vice chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, has been championing the new program and leading the push to finalize it since the beginning of the term. “This new program will […]
Rep. VanWoerkom voted against the state budget proposal brought forth by House Democrats Wednesday, which he said drains the state’s multibillion-dollar surplus, creates new, unnecessary programs, and neglects the most essential needs in Michigan communities.
“Michigan residents, by way of local governments, should have a say in what goes on in their communities,” VanWoerkom said. “This deliberate attempt by House Democrats to silence their voices will inhibit locals from holding people accountable for the impact that solar and wind projects have on the local environment, economy, and quality of life.”