State Rep. Andrew Beeler, R-Port Huron, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made her annual budget recommendations:
“Families in Sanilac and St. Clair counties are spending more for groceries and gas. A timely tax cut would help the people of Michigan pay the growing price of inflation.
“However, the governor’s absurdly expensive proposal would take our state’s finances in the wrong direction. She wants enormous spending when we should be saving. Not only should we allow people to save more of their own money with tax cuts, but we also need a cost-effective budget that saves for the unknowns of the future.”
Rep. Beeler talks about House passage Friday of the state’s budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year, saying the spending plan uses extra revenue to pay down state debt while also setting aside dollars for tax relief.
The House Oversight Committee today approved a plan state Rep. Andrew Beeler helped introduce to rein in broad emergency authority used by state executive agencies — bolstering accountability to the people’s elected representatives in the Michigan Legislature.