State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of particular items in the state budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year:
“Gov. Whitmer campaigned on fixing Michigan’s roads – and even used profanity to underscore the importance of doing so. The only problem was she insisted on fixing Michigan’s roads and bridges at the expense of hard-working taxpayers through a widely unpopular nation-high 45-cent per gallon tax hike. Republicans in the Legislature found savings throughout the state budget to allocate more than $5 billion into the Department of Transportation, including an additional $400 million for road repairs – a record amount – without taxing Michigan families more at the pump. The governor’s rejection of $375 million to local road and bridge repairs proves she was not concerned about roads after all.
“Educators across the state were promised by the governor that they would receive record school funding to better provide for students – and the Legislature delivered. Gov. Whitmer has contradicted herself by taking away $128 million in K-12 funding for Michigan’s students.
“We’re starting to see a familiar trend with Gov. Whitmer – a lot of double-speak and no action. Remember, in the governor’s perfect world, it’s only good enough if she can drain the pocketbooks of Michigan’s taxpayers. The Legislature provided the governor with a responsible budget without tax increases reflecting the priorities of every community across the state. The governor’s vetoes are broken promises, and the people of Michigan deserve better.”
State Rep. Daire Rendon this week joined the Michigan House of Representatives in approving its bipartisan plan that won’t raise taxes for the state’s Fiscal Year 2021 K-12 budget.
“We must not let the coronavirus pandemic steal away our children’s education,” Rendon said. “A lot has changed since March – we all have a better understanding of what COVID-19 is and how to slow the spread. As we embrace the new year, I am glad this plan is now finalized for our communities. This is the most practical, well-thought out way to get our kids back to school, whether that be in the classroom or virtually.”
State. Rep. Daire Rendon and her colleagues in the Michigan House today approved a plan to ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The Legislature’s plan empowers local school districts and health departments to work together to develop health and safety standards that are best for their unique areas. “The […]