Legislative Alerts

AFP Urges Opposition to Bill that Would Kill Electric Competition

November 05, 2015J

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.

Policy Statement: Road Funding

September 03, 2015J,

Americans for Prosperity-Michigan agrees that many of our roads and bridges are in need of repair. Road repair, maintenance and construction are core functions of government and additional revenue dollars ought to be dedicated to this top budget priority.

An excise tax on gasoline, which operates much like a “user fee,” is the best revenue mechanism to do this. However, raising gas or other taxes without serious spending reform and long-term tax relief for Michigan families will harm our economy even as it continues to recover from a lost decade of economic growth.

AFP: Michigan Should Join Other States Refusing Compliance with EPA’s Power Grab

September 03, 2015J

“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.”