House majority avoids debate, adds corporate handouts to existing legislation
State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, today offered the following statement after voting ‘No’ on House Bill 4001:
“It’s disappointing what this bill has turned into – but that’s what happens when legislation is rammed through by one party and formal processes that allow voices to be heard are discarded and disrespected.
“I previously supported this plan because there are elements that will give people in our communities and throughout Michigan needed tax relief. Increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit will give families in our area more of their hard-earned money back. Input from House Republicans ensured we put people and tax relief first.
“But this bill is now loaded with things that don’t help working families, seniors and small businesses. A corporate slush fund with little oversight or transparency will devote hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars annually. Going around an income tax cut that was promised through law in favor of one-time checks slights married couples who file taxes jointly, shrinks paychecks and won’t provide long-lasting relief that families and working seniors need.
“I will not stand for this and I will demand that our families’ voices are heard.”
State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, today issued the following statement after plans to demolish the 112-year-old Reading Building in Flat Rock were finalized and the building’s demolition is imminent. Thompson represents Flat Rock in the Michigan House: “I am disappointed in this outcome. This building has had generations of people pass through its doors […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today voted in favor of a plan that provides a new way to sign up for the state’s organ donor registry and supply people with life-saving treatment. Currently, people may choose to be organ donors through their driver’s license or state ID card, a will, a formal donor card or verbally […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today expressed concerns with recently advanced budget plans – outlining wasteful spending and the removal of critical transparency measures for taxpayers and their families. “At a time when workers and families across Michigan are struggling with their own budgets, state government is spending over $80 billion and continuing to grow theirs,” […]
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