Jansen comments on budgets approved by Senate without increasing taxes on families and businesses
LANSING — After the Michigan Senate approved departmental budgets Wednesday and Thursday morning that avoided tax increases on Michigan residents and businesses, Sen. Mark C. Jansen, R-Gaines Township, issued the following statement:
“We cannot afford to raise taxes. Michigan has the highest unemployment rate in the nation and businesses are struggling too. These spending cuts were very difficult but necessary. It is time for state government to be more effective and efficient with current tax dollars.
“Despite tough economic times, the Senate has shown leadership by approving a balanced budget in June and again today without asking taxpayers to bear the burden. As a final measure, the Senate also passed a continuation budget with agreed-upon cuts that allows the state to run for another month.
“The budgets approved this week show the Legislature’s awareness that times are tough. Just as people across Michigan are managing on less, so must the state. Approving a fiscally responsible budget without increasing taxes on Michigan businesses and our hard working residents was the right thing to do.”
Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2009
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