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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
Americans for Prosperity-Michigan is pleased to announce its 2014 Candidate Questionnaire. The Questionnaire covers positions on a variety of economic and fiscal issues.