State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom (R-Norton Shores) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2024 State of the State Address on Wednesday:
“The economic programs put forth by the governor today prove that jobs aren’t growing in Michigan, and Democrat policies passed this year are to blame. They have stripped away the fundamentals of low energy costs, competitive tax structure, and available talent.
“We need to get back to the basics and create an economic environment that appeals to all rather than the politically expedient.”
Rep. VanWoerkom is the Republican vice chair of the House Tax Policy Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor and Economic Opportunity. He helped craft several state budgets prior to 2023, putting great emphasis on eliminating barriers to economic growth. He was also named the Small Business Association of Michigan’s 2023 Legislator of the Year.
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.”