State Rep. Ann Bollin, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement in response to the governor’s executive budget recommendations:
“Taxpayer money should be used wisely and efficiently to provide essential services and improve our state. If we have a significant surplus – as we do now, to the tune of $9 billion – that money should be returned to the hardworking people who earned it. But instead of providing the ongoing, long-standing income tax relief Michiganders deserve, the governor is using it to finance a spending spree.
“Rather than addressing important issues like fixing local roads and paying down debt, the governor is spending recklessly on unsustainable new government programs. It’s inappropriate to expand government to support the governor’s special projects while the people of Michigan struggle every day to make ends meet due to crushing inflation.
“The $180 ‘inflation relief’ checks the governor is touting are a joke. What can a family do with 50 cents a day? If they save up for over a week, they can buy a gallon of milk. In 100 days, maybe they could top off the family minivan with gas.”
State Rep. Ann Bollin again urged caution about unsustainable spending in the new state budget proposal after fiscal and economic leaders projected declining state revenue during today’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference. Bollin, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, said today’s expert projections are further confirmation of a slowing economy. “This is proof positive that […]
State Rep. Ann Bollin this week continued to fight for additional election integrity measures in the new state budget. Bollin, R-Brighton Township, and other Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee offered amendments to generate reports with information critical to election security and proposed funding to make sure communities throughout Michigan have resources to properly […]
State Rep. Ann Bollin, Republican vice chair of the General Government budget subcommittee, today called on House Democrats to work with her to craft a fiscally sound and sensible budget that reduces debt, limits long-term liabilities, sets money aside for a rainy day, and meets the state’s constitutional obligations. Bollin, R-Brighton Township, gave a speech […]
State Rep. Ann Bollin this week recognized a group of vital public servants by sponsoring a resolution to declare April 30 through May 6 as Professional Municipal Clerks Week in the state of Michigan. Throughout Michigan, municipal clerks serve their communities as election administrators, parliamentarians, record keepers, FOIA coordinators, public meeting organizers, and more. “Every […]
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