Legislative Alerts

Open Letter to Michigan Senate

July 01, 2015J

I am writing in opposition to the gas tax hike contained in the S-1 substitutes adopted by the Senate for HB 4615 and HB 4616. These bills represent a huge tax hike that Michigan families can ill afford. The income tax rate reduction triggers contained in the S-1 substitute for SB 414 are commendable; however, tying a definite, immediate gas tax hike to a potential, future reduction in the income tax rate doesn’t pass muster as a meaningful offset of the new tax revenue generated by this package of bills.

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activists across Michigan, I write in strong support of Senate Bills 1, 2, and 3, which would repeal the state’s outdated and costly “prevailing wage” statute.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.