House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, on Tuesday issued the following statement:
“Whether wildly wasting tax dollars or angling to axe relief for the people of Michigan, Gov. Whitmer refuses to stand with the hardworking taxpayers in our state. As she signed a secret spending plan worth more than a billion dollars of taxpayer money, the governor still wouldn’t commit to protect the automatic income tax cut that every Michigander should receive this year. Instead, Gov. Whitmer is plotting to pour money into a shady, unaccountable slush fund for large corporations and play accounting shell games to block income tax relief. The state government is growing like never before, and relief will make life more affordable for the people of Michigan. It would be completely disgraceful for the governor to raise taxes on everyday Michiganders and small businesses just so she can dole out cash to big businesses.”
“Despite efforts from the governor and her allies to block crucial tax relief for every single working family and small business in Michigan, the income tax rollback will happen this year,” Hall said.
“Gov. Whitmer and Democrats have hurt Michigan’s ability to compete to attract high-paying careers,” Hall said. Their pay cut plan has repealed our right-to-work law, forcing unionization on Michigan workers and taking the fruits of their labor.”
“Since the beginning Gov. Whitmer has tried every trick in the book to undermine this income tax cut.” Hall said. “After Republicans stopped the governor’s attempt to block the tax cut with accounting shell games, she and Attorney General Nessel are resorting to fringe legal theories to keep long-lasting relief out of people’s pockets.”
“I negotiated a bipartisan deal in good faith with Gov. Whitmer and Democrat leaders to protect Michigan small businesses from overzealous state tax bureaucrats,” Hall said. “But now that Democrats got the Republican votes they needed, Democrats are infighting and killing good policy that would help local job providers.”
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