Rep. Bryan Posthumus raises a point of order after Democrats refused to allow a debate on legislation that would block a permanent income tax cut on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023.
Republican Floor Leader Bryan Posthumus, Assistant Republican Leader Andrew Beeler, and Assistant Republican Floor Leader Andrew Fink, who was denied the opportunity to speak, on Thursday issued the following statement after Democrats denied Republicans the chance to speak against House Bill 4001, which would block an automatic income tax cut for Michiganders and small businesses:
“The Democratic majority is doing whatever they can to pass a tax hike onto families and small businesses throughout Michigan. This bill was written in secret, efforts were made behind the scenes to strong-arm members, and Republicans weren’t allowed to stand up for Michigan taxpayers and speak against this — violating our right to debate. Democrats did all of this to prevent a permanent income tax rollback that would help make life more affordable for all Michiganders. This is exactly why people across our state don’t trust what is going on in Lansing. Even one House Democrat called this ‘political suicide’ — and that’s exactly what this secret tax hike is.”
Republican House Floor Leader Bryan Posthumus issued a statement today following news that the Ford Motor company has immediately halted progress on a multi-billion electric vehicle battery plant in Marshall, Michigan. A Ford spokesman told the Detroit Free Press on Monday that the company is “pausing work and limiting spending on construction on the Marshall […]
State Rep. and Republican Floor Leader Bryan Posthumus today expressed concern about several proposals included in the governor’s “What’s Next” speech, including legislation mandating 100% carbon-free electricity production on a tight timeline, over concerns it may cause problems for local families. This year, House Democrats introduced House Bills 4759-4761, which would require Michigan electric companies […]
Governor Gretchen Whitmer called upon the Michigan legislature this month to immediately require a “carbon free” energy grid for Michigan– a new mandate that Republican Floor Leader Bryan Posthumus says will harm Michigan’s energy reliability and hurt families’ pocketbooks. Today, he is speaking out and calling for a halt to these legislative mandates until a […]
Rep. Bryan Posthumus spoke out today as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Democrats’ wasteful state budget into law. “By signing this budget, Gov. Whitmer has put Michigan on the wrong path,” Posthumus said. “The $82 billion must come from somewhere, and Democrats will have to hike the income tax on all Michigan families and small businesses […]