Policy Statement: Road Funding

September 03, 2015J,

Americans for Prosperity-Michigan agrees that many of our roads and bridges are in need of repair. Road repair, maintenance and construction are core functions of government and additional revenue dollars ought to be dedicated to this top budget priority.

An excise tax on gasoline, which operates much like a “user fee,” is the best revenue mechanism to do this. However, raising gas or other taxes without serious spending reform and long-term tax relief for Michigan families will harm our economy even as it continues to recover from a lost decade of economic growth.

Repeal prevailing wage mandate

May 13, 2015J

On behalf of more than 100,000 Americans for Prosperity activists across Michigan, I write in strong support of Senate Bills 1, 2, and 3, which would repeal the state’s outdated and costly “prevailing wage” statute. Simply put, these bills represent an enormous opportunity for the Michigan legislature to protect taxpayers, control government spending, and strengthen a fair and free market in our state.

End state film subsidies

March 11, 2015J

HB 4122 sponsored by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R-Brockway), which would sunset Michigan’s film subsidy program. Particularly in light of other state funding priorities, this program simply does not make good use of hard-earned tax dollars. It’s Batman vs. Superman versus road repairs, income tax relief, or any number of other priorities for Michigan families and businesses.