LANSING, MICH – Representative Donni Steele (R-Orion) on Thursday voted in favor of a package of tax cuts that aim to deliver relief to small businesses from unnecessary burdensome government regulations as well increase oversight on the governor’s corporate giveaways.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and they should be allowed to operate without unnecessary government restrictions,” said Rep. Steele. “These restrictions make it more expensive for them and as result more expensive for all of us. Small businesses have struggled in the last two years and this is the type of relief they should be seeing out of Lansing. I’m proud to have helped delivered immediate and lasting relief.”
House Bills 4039, 4137, and 4253 will clarify Michigan law and exempt delivery and installation services from sales and use taxes if the charges are listed separately from the product on an invoice. HBs 4054 and 4055 will also clarify that sales and use taxes do not apply to industrial processing equipment used on aggregate materials, such as sand, gravel, crushed stone, and recycled asphalt.
“On Sunshine Week, the House of Representatives also voted to increase oversight and accountability when it comes to the governor’s corporate handouts” added Rep. Steele. “This is something both parties clearly favor and that’s why the bill received overwhelming bipartisan support.”
The measures passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, and now head to the Senate for further consideration.
“The timeline laid out by the governor was clear political manipulation of the election process,” said Steele, R-Orion Township. “Voters in these communities deserved a fair and honest process. Instead, the governor found a new way to operate in the shadows. Potential candidates may have missed the filing opportunity while celebrating Thanksgiving with their families. This political gamesmanship continues to erode our democracy.”
“I’m proud I voted no on the Democrat’s lackluster transparency package. Michigan is tired of secret money influencing its politics. People deserve to know if their lawmaker takes a luxury trip paid for by a nonprofit. Under the plan, elected officials remain exempt from reporting travel and gifts paid for by nonprofit groups.”
State Rep. Donni Steele, R-Orion Township, will soon host a local office hour in Auburn Hills. The meeting will take place at the following time and location: Tuesday, December 5 No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those who are unable to attend but would still like to share their thoughts with the representative […]
“I drive to Lansing swerving potholes and hearing from local residents tired of blackouts and failing schools,” said Steele, R-Orion Township. “Those are all issues I’ve been trying to fix since I was elected, but the majority has blocked our plans at every turn. Adjourning nearly two months early instead of working through complex issues and oversight is a complete waste of state resources. We need to stay here and do the people’s work.”