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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: 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 […]

AFP Mobilizes Grassroots to Oppose Detroit Bailout, Pension Deal

May 20, 2014

State Director Hagerstrom available for comment today.  LANSING — The Michigan chapter of Americans for Prosperity is launching an effort to contact 90,000 grassroots activists across Michigan and engage them in opposition to the latest iteration of the Detroit bailout deal. AFP-Michigan State Director Scott Hagerstrom is available for comment today at (517) 525-0523 or […]

AFP-MI to Lawmakers: Pursue Reforms, Not a Bailout

May 15, 2014

Detroit has received financial help and special treatment from state lawmakers time and time again. Unfortunately, like giving in to a spoiled child’s demands, all this help seems to have perpetuated rather than solved the problem.

AFP: Transportation Package Puts Tax Hikes on Autopilot, But Leaves Room for Taxpayer-Friendly Solutions

May 08, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Americans for Prosperity-Michigan expressed disappointment over a key component contained in the 10-bill transportation package taken up by House lawmakers today, saying a wholesale gas tax will result in less transparency and automatic annual tax hikes. Scott Hagerstrom, state director of the grassroots group, issued the following statement: “The majority of Michigan […]