State Rep. Timmy Beson, of Bay City, today offered the following statement after voting ‘No’ on House Bill 4001:
“I am committed to fighting for comprehensive tax relief for working families and seniors in our area as they face high costs and hard financial decisions. I am glad the Legislature is taking up this issue – because it’s one people across Bay County are dealing with every day.
“The problem is – this bill misses the mark in multiple areas. People deserve concise, long-lasting income tax relief to help them keep more of what they’ve earned year after year – not one-time gimmicks that shrink paychecks, go back on promises from existing law and ultimately don’t go far enough to help people.
“State government is sitting on billions of dollars. We can do a heck of a lot better for taxpayers who help fund state government than 49 cents per day like this plan provides. This bill also failed to incorporate existing plans that do more for working seniors. The legislation that was voted on does nothing for them.
“I would have liked to work through these issues for working families and seniors within the same formal committee process that’s been used in past terms. That would get us a better plan that helps more working people and seniors in Bay County, but this was rushed and presented as one all-or-nothing vote. State government can deliver a better product for people who are struggling.”
State Rep. Timmy Beson, of Bay City, today expressed concern that some proposed initiatives within Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address will create further affordability concerns for people, instead of easing the stress on their budgets. On Wednesday night, Whitmer laid out plans for two years of free community college for all high […]
State Rep. Timmy Beson has joined other legislators in calling for a House panel to follow up on the latest concerning revelations regarding the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency to protect taxpayers and people who need assistance through key state programs. Michigan’s nonpartisan Office of the Auditor General recently released its fifth and final audit of […]
State Rep. Timmy Beson today said renewable energy mandates signed into law this week will raise costs for families, threaten energy reliability and strip away local input on future projects in local communities. The new laws require all utilities to utilize 100% clean energy by 204. They also will shift power away from local governments […]