Also offers amendment to help communities cover cost of early voting
State Rep. Ann Bollin this week continued her efforts to add transparency to the state budget by offering amendments to restore critical accountability measures the Democrat majority has removed from its General Government budget.
Bollin, the Republican vice chair of the General Government subcommittee, introduced amendments to restore critical reporting requirements and return the contingency spending limits increased by the Democrats back to the current standard.
“I have serious concerns about removing existing checks and balances that ensure unelected bureaucrats are held accountable for every tax dollar they spend,” said Bollin, R-Brighton Township.
The reporting requirements Bollin fought to restore include a report that identifies annual pension-related and retiree health care legacy costs.
“These reports are critical to one of our primary roles as appropriators,” Bollin said. “I’m concerned about relinquishing reports that help us do our job managing the state budget, including our outstanding legacy costs.”
Bollin also offered an amendment to address funding for local governments to cover early voting costs as mandated by Proposal 2 of 2022.
“We know that with the implementation of Proposal 2 and early voting, our responsibility as a state is to fund it properly,” Bollin said. “I want to make sure early voting is accessible and a sensible response to the constitutional amendment.”
All three of Bollin’s amendments were turned down by the Democrat majority before the budget bill advanced to the House Appropriations Committee for further consideration.
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 […]
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