State Rep. Ken Borton, R-Gaylord, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called on the federal government to pause the federal gas tax despite her past veto of a state gas tax pause:
“To combat shockingly high gas prices, the Legislature drove forward bipartisan gas tax relief, but Gov. Whitmer slammed on the brakes. Now she’s pleading for the federal government to do what she wouldn’t. A federal gas tax pause could help, but Joe Biden’s proposal lags miles behind ours. Our plan would have paused the more expensive Michigan gas tax for twice as long, yielding much more relief for Michigan families.”
In March, Borton and the Legislature approved House Bill 5570, which would have paused Michigan’s 27.2 cents per gallon motor fuel tax for six months to help lower high gas prices. Whitmer vetoed the bipartisan bill in April.
President Joe Biden earlier today called only for a three-month pause of the federal gas tax, which costs 18.4 cents per gallon.
State Rep. Ken Borton, R-Gaylord, today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s dubious call for a sales tax suspension on school supplies after she previously vetoed three bipartisan tax relief plans passed by the Legislature:
State Rep. Ken Borton today touted billions of dollars in savings in the state’s new budget, which was signed into law today and includes funding for Northern Michigan infrastructure and transportation projects.
State Rep. Ken Borton today said the U.S. Small Business Administration’s administrative declaration of disaster for Otsego County will offer affordable loans to help rebuild homes and businesses that were damaged by the tornado that hit the area in May.