House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, on Thursday issued the following statement after Democrats rammed through a $1.1 billion spending plan only hours after unveiling the proposal:
“Democrats are starting their new majority by shoving an enormous, secret spending bill down the throats of the people of Michigan. They gave the public and their elected representatives virtually no time to read the ridiculously over-stuffed plan before the vote. Just two days before, Democrats discarded the regular committee process, saying this bill simply paid a few necessary expenses to complete last year’s budget. Since then, this legislation has ballooned to $1.1 billion. Instead of using one-time federal funding, the Democrats placed more of the burden directly on Michigan taxpayers. I cannot support a billion-dollar proposal to burn the people’s money on a Democrat wish list that doesn’t help Michiganders.”
“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 Their pay cut plan has repealed our right-to-work law, forcing unionization on Michigan workers and taking the fruits of their labor.”
“Democrat leadership and their union boss friends even brought a COVID-positive legislator to session just to rush through their radical repeal of right-to-work and insulate it from the people’s right to block bad laws via referendum,” Hall said.
“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.”
House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, on Tuesday issued the following statement after House Democrats passed legislation to repeal Michigan’s right-to-work law, forcing workers to pay union dues, and another bill to reinstate prevailing wage requirements that increase the cost of government construction projects:
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