State Rep. Ken Borton, of Gaylord, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued her 2021 State of the State address Wednesday night from the state Capitol building in Lansing:
“Governor Whitmer said we must fix the damn road ahead and get our state back on track. But it’s difficult to start the cement mixer to build a new road when both hands are on the jackhammer tearing the road apart.
“The jackhammer in this instance has been the pen sitting on her desk for the last several months. She’s used it to hurt families, restrict the development of our kids, shut down local businesses and send hardworking people into despair and looking for unemployment benefits from an overwhelmed system mired in delays and dysfunction.
“The governor has been ripping apart the potential road to recovery, not paving it.
“She herself has shown an inability to walk and chew gum at the same time while addressing COVID-19, simply shutting down small businesses instead of developing ways to sustain them and keep them safely open.
“The virus has claimed loved ones across Michigan. It has been truly heartbreaking and we must work to keep people – especially our most vulnerable – safe in the days ahead. And at the same time, we must reopen our state’s economy and work to protect livelihoods. That is the common ground we desperately need.”
State Rep. Ken Borton, of Gaylord, today issued the following statement calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately readdress her administration’s ongoing 25-percent capacity limit for indoor dining.
“As a member of the Legislature and a representative of people throughout northern Michigan, I look forward to reviewing the governor’s recommended budget in detail. I will take concerns I hear to the table and I am optimistic that we can craft the best way forward for Michigan workers and families.
New bill addresses vague nature of bird feeders on private property State Rep. Ken Borton, of Gaylord, recently introduced his first bill of the 2021-22 legislative term – a proposal that will establish clear guidelines while cutting down on impractical government overreach. House Bill 4088 allows individuals to hang bird feeders within 600 feet of […]