State Rep. Andrew Beeler, R-Port Huron, today issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State address:
“One term can make quite a difference in how a governor wants to be perceived. Three years removed from her failed proposal for a massive gas tax increase, two years removed from adding debt without the Legislature, and less than one year removed from draconian health department orders, we are seeing a new Gov. Whitmer.
“The frustrating hypocrisy of her claim to be focused on ‘kitchen table issues’ was on full display. Michigan families in Sanilac and St. Clair counties don’t ask for government subsidies for big businesses at the table; they talk about the thousands of dollars Whitmer’s unemployment agency is demanding; they talk about the failure of leadership of the health department in failing to track thousands of nursing home deaths; and they talk about how expensive their heating bill will be without Line 5.
“For months, the governor openly opposed the small-business support that she took credit for last night. She has fought the legislature on broadening Michigan’s toolkit to make our economy better for small businesses. She has vetoed common-sense tax cuts for businesses. To quote the governor herself, ‘You can listen to what someone says, but to know the truth — watch what they do.’”
Rep. Beeler talks about House passage Friday of the state’s budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year, saying the spending plan uses extra revenue to pay down state debt while also setting aside dollars for tax relief.
The House Oversight Committee today approved a plan state Rep. Andrew Beeler helped introduce to rein in broad emergency authority used by state executive agencies — bolstering accountability to the people’s elected representatives in the Michigan Legislature.