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 today voted for planned recreational upgrades in Bay County that he worked to secure in the Legislature. Within House Bill 4238 is funding for the restoration of the Riverwalk Trail and Crooked Bridge over the Saginaw River in Bay City. The restoration includes new decking, structural and railing repair, and ADA-accessible […]
State Rep. Timmy Beson today said advancing budget measures abuse taxpayer dollars as many working families in Bay County and across the state are being forced into difficult financial decisions due to inflation. Beson, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, worked during the budget process to address concerns taxpayers and families have been raising […]
House Appropriations Committee member Timmy Beson has signed onto a letter calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to employ equal funding for every student in public education – whether in traditional public school, public charter schools, or online charters. More than 150,000 students attend public charter academies and 21,200 are enrolled in online charter schools. Together, […]
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