AFP-MI: Road Funding Debate Ends in Victory for Taxpayers

June 13, 2014

Lansing, Mich. – Americans for Prosperity-Michigan said this week’s road funding debate has ended with a victory for taxpayers. Scott Hagerstrom, Michigan state director of the grassroots group, issued the following statement:

“By rejecting tax hikes, the Michigan Senate scored a major victory for families and businesses who already pay high enough taxes on gas.

“This debate really comes down to simple, kitchen-table economics. We can’t ask Michigan families to pay more than they’re already paying in taxes. Our families and businesses don’t have the luxury of increasing their revenue by asking others to pay more—neither should state government.

“We’ve seen a tremendous level of activism from grassroots citizens who instinctively understand that a massive tax hike isn’t the only way to fix Michigan’s roads. They’ve shared that message across social media channels, via email, and by calling their elected officials.

“We appreciate the hard work, long nights, and strong principles of those Senators who fought against proposals to raise Michigan taxes.”

Americans for Prosperity-Michigan is a statewide organization of more than 87,000 activists committed to strengthening our constitutional government, establishing fiscal restraint, and giving taxpayers greater control over government. We are dedicated to recruiting, training, educating and motivating grassroots activists to be effective in their own communities. Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

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