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:
“It may be easy for Gov. Whitmer to say she wants tax relief, but her clear record shouts otherwise. She has vetoed multiple bipartisan plans to provide relief to Michigan taxpayers.
“The people I serve in Northern Michigan have had enough of the governor’s politically motivated vetoes. They want meaningful tax relief, not meaningless press releases.”
Borton and his legislative colleagues earlier this year approved two different plans for income tax relief, with increased savings for seniors and families, as well as a plan to pause the state’s gas tax of 27 cents per gallon for six months. Whitmer vetoed all three, despite the bipartisan support they received in the Legislature.
State Rep. Ken Borton criticized a new effort by Lansing Democrats to give union bosses more leverage over workers, fund union dues with tax credits, and allow unions to skirt campaign finance limits.
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