State Rep. Matt Maddock of Milford, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, today issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer announced her state budget proposal:
“By proposing a 45-cent gas tax increase, the governor is asking Michiganders to pay $600 more per vehicle every year because there’s nothing in the $57 Billion state budget to cut. That’s just not the case. We owe it to every working family in the state to take this opportunity to locate and identify waste within our budget and fund our roads with that money first, before we grind people down with more taxes. It’s there. We all know it.
“Another tax increase is politically lazy. I’m not looking for the easy way out on this. Only after doing our due-diligence by identifying waste within every state department should we even consider a tax increase.”
Today, 15 Michigan legislators joined the Amistad Project of the non-partisan Thomas More Society in a lawsuit that challenges election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
State Rep. Matt Maddock today said the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services distributed a draft administrative rule on the “Protection of Youth from Nicotine Product Addiction” – just one day after Attorney General Dana Nessel called on the federal government to set aside any non-essential rulemaking not related to the COVID-19 outbreak. “The […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Matt Hall, of Marshall, today said a performance audit completed on the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital shows lapses in protocol and staffing that have led to failures with patient care.
The Michigan House of Representatives today voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation from state Rep. Matt Maddock which will save communities and taxpayers money on record storage. House Bills 5197-98 allow for digital or electronic reproduction of construction-related documents, such as drawings, blueprints, site plans, permits, contracts and others, with certain stipulations. Streamlining reproduction would allow […]