State Rep. Daire Rendon today issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer announced her state budget proposal:
“Increasing the gas tax by 45 cents is a slap in the face to Northern Michigan taxpayers. Our drivers already pay some of the highest gas taxes in the nation. They were hit with increases just two years ago, and another increase is already scheduled for 2022. Now the governor wants to raise taxes even higher? Enough is enough.
“Michigan has spent the last eight years restoring its reputation as a good place to live and raise a family. We paid down more than $7 billion in debt, got rid of the onerous Michigan business tax, and started to see real growth in homebuilding and new business start-ups. The governor’s proposed tax increases will risk all of the progress we have made. This is not a budget Michigan workers and jobs providers can support – and neither can I.”
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 […]