State Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover, today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new call for a sales tax suspension on school supplies after she previously vetoed three bipartisan tax relief plans passed by the Legislature:
“It’s impossible to take Gov. Whitmer’s supposed support for tax relief seriously. One after the other, she vetoed three tax relief plans — all of them bipartisan. I often hear from people in the Jackson community about the tough challenges of our economy, but the governor has shut down our efforts to secure relief for the taxpayers of Michigan.”
Alexander and her 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.
The Michigan Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety today approved state Rep. Julie Alexander’s bipartisan plan to protect Michigan residents from deadly drugs by cracking down on heroin and fentanyl dealers.
A new law sponsored by state Rep. Julie Alexander will allow retired corrections officers to continue receiving their retirement benefits while resuming work, an incentive designed to let experienced professionals help fill staffing gaps at state prisons and relieve some of the pressure on current officers.
State Rep. Julie Alexander today blasted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for vetoing legislation to increase accountability and transparency for emergency powers used by state government officials.
“With a few strokes of her veto pen, Gov. Whitmer has blocked the most basic openness and accountability that Michigan citizens expect from their state government,” said Alexander, R-Hanover.
State Rep. Julie Alexander and the Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a detailed plan to bring greater accountability and transparency to Michigan’s emergency powers.