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AFP-MI Thanks Lawmakers for Standing on Principle

LANSING, Mich. – The grassroots group Americans for Prosperity-Michigan thanked Senate lawmakers for their commitment to protecting Michigan taxpayers. Scott Hagerstrom, Michigan state director of the grassroots group, issued the following statement on the heels of a late-night session that concluded without passage of a massive gas tax hike: “Thankfully, the Michigan Senate recognized that […]


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

June 13, 2014 J

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.

AFP: Peters Paved Way for Job-Killing EPA Carbon Regulations

June 02, 2014

Peters voted against curtailing EPA authority on greenhouse gases, set the table for today’s news.  LANSING — The Michigan chapter of Americans for Prosperity is calling on Rep. Gary Peters to reverse his support for rate-hiking, economy-shrinking carbon regulations, after he voted to pave the way for Environmental Protection Agency regulations set to be released […]

New AFP Ad: Peters’ ObamaCare Support Hurts Family Budgets

May 28, 2014

Major new effort connects ObamaCare with too-high costs across Michigan.  LANSING — The Michigan chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost grassroots advocate for economic freedom, is launching a new television ad today that continues the group’s effort to hold Rep. Gary Peters accountable for supporting ObamaCare and its attendant problems, such as rising […]

AFP: Detroit Package “A bailout at the expense of hard-working citizens across Michigan”

May 23, 2014

LANSING, Mich.—Americans for Prosperity-Michigan expressed disappointment on the heels of House passage of a multi-bill Detroit bankruptcy package. Scott Hagerstrom, state director of the grassroots limited government group, issued the following statement: “Sure, they added some window-dressing, but the view for taxpayers hasn’t changed. House lawmakers agreed to raid the state’s rainy day fund and […]

AFP Reacts to MDOT Claims on Gas Tax Hike

May 21, 2014

LANSING — Americans for Prosperity-Michigan today responded to MDOT spokesperson Jeff Cranson’s accusation that the group is being “disingenuous” when it calls Michigan’s taxes on gas some of the highest in the nation. Scott Hagerstrom, state director of the grassroots, limited government group, issued the following statement:   “It is disingenuous for government bureaucrats to […]