State Rep. Jaime Greene today expressed deep concern about several proposals included in the governor’s “What’s Next” speech, including legislation mandating 100% carbon-free electricity production on a tight timeline and a plan to override local control of approval for green energy projects.
House Democrats have already introduced House Bills 4759-4761, which would force Michigan electric companies to use entirely carbon-free power sources by 2035, prematurely closing natural gas plants and driving the cost of electricity through the roof.
“The governor and the Democrat majority are going all in on renewable energy without any regard for the people of Michigan and the impact it will have on us,” Greene said. “The way they’re fast-tracking this is going to drive up our electric bills even further and risk energy shortages and rolling blackouts like California.”
The governor’s speech today also referenced a plan that would give state government the power to permit solar projects, shifting control away from local government.
“Where are they going to put these large-scale solar farms? They’re going to gravitate toward the flat, fertile, farmland in our area that is wide open for them to force their policies down our throat,” Greene said. “The governor is sending a clear message: If there’s a disagreement between what local people want and what Big Solar wants, she’s siding with Big Solar.”
Greene is focused on making life in Michigan more affordable by advocating for policies that promote lower taxes, higher-paying careers, better roads and bridges, quality education, and safer communities.
State Rep. Jaime Greene this week announced a comprehensive plan to protect Michigan’s residents, security, and economy from foreign entities of concern. Greene, R-Richmond, said many people have concerns about the Chinese Communist Party’s growing influence in Michigan. One specific concern surrounds Michigan schools and universities maintaining relationships with entities funded by the CCP. “Funded […]
State Rep. Jaime Greene on Friday presented a state tribute to Pankiewicz Cider Mill & Farm Market in Casco Township. The tribute recognizes the farm’s status as the top cider mill in WDIV’s “Vote 4 the Best” competition this year. “Steve and Theresa Pankiewicz have grown their family business into a popular destination that plays a special role in the lives of families throughout the Blue Water area,” Greene said. “Their cider mill serves as a cherished gathering place where many fond memories are created and yummy doughnuts are devoured. They’re well-deserving of this recognition.”
Op-ed by State Rep. Jaime Greene, R-Richmond, published by Bridge Michigan on Sept. 22, 2023 Imagine a scenario where surgery centers in Michigan no longer had to adhere to licensing requirements, undergo inspections, or maintain crucial oversight to ensure cleanliness and competence. It’s safe to say this would leave you uneasy, wouldn’t it? The state […]
State Rep. Jaime Greene is spearheading a new plan to recognize Michiganders who have been killed or wounded while serving in the military. Greene, a U.S. Navy veteran, this week introduced legislation to designate Michigan as a Purple Heart State. “We owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude and profound respect to the courageous men and […]