The Michigan Senate has voted against raising taxes in Michigan. Considering we already have the 5th highest gas tax in the nation, this was an excellent decision. Write your senator now and say “thank yo ...
On behalf of the more than 110,000 activists of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan, I am writing in opposition to various anti-competitive proposals pending legislative action. These bills will be scored in our upcoming 2015 legislative scorecard.
In particular, I urge you to be wary of substitute bill language that appears to preserve electric choice even as it places a regulatory chokehold on providers and consumers that choose to participate in Michigan’s energy choice program. These substitute bills are a ham-handed attempt to garner more votes for a policy that stands against the principles of our free-enterprise system.
“Michigan shouldn’t put up with the Obama Administration’s regulatory bullying tactics at the expense of energy consumers,” said Pete Lund, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan. “It is just ridiculous to believe Michigan can maintain control of our energy future if we cave to the EPA’s demands. Any regulatory road we choose to include in our state blueprint leads to the same federally defined destination—one that even President Obama acknowledges will result in higher prices for consumers.”
Rather than eliminating energy choice, Michigan should be expanding it, creating more competition, which results in lower prices and better value for consumers.
The Michigan House voted to approve legislation that would convert the cents-per-gallon excise tax on fuel to a less-transparent percentage of the wholesale price. In the Senate, the proposal was amended to more than DOUBLE the current excise tax. If approved, this proposal would have Michigan drivers paying the highest taxes on gas in the country, […]