Richardville named MMAs Legislator of the Year
LANSING — Sen. Randy Richardville was honored recently by the Michigan Manufacturers Association with the “Legislator of the Year” award at the association’s 2010 Executive and Legislative Reception.
The award, MMA’s highest legislative honor, is presented to a state representative or senator who has provided exceptional leadership with regard to manufacturing issues throughout his or her public policy career.
“As one of the few legislators to have worked for years in the manufacturing industry, it is truly an honor to be recognized by the MMA,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of these important job providers and making Michigan competitive again for the manufacturing industry.”
Richardville received the award because of his strong leadership and stance against legislation proposed in 2009 that would have imposed significant tax increases on the state’s manufacturing sector to reduce taxes on other business sectors. He led the effort in the Senate to amend the costly legislation by stripping the bill of the job-killing provisions that were targeted directly at manufacturers. The Richardville amendment passed the Senate by an overwhelming 32-1 vote.
“Since manufacturing is, by far, the largest sector of the Michigan economy, MMA believes that Michigan tax policy should help manufacturers be competitive with other states, and nations,” said MMA President and CEO Chuck Hadden. “Richardville stands out as a true champion of our industry and we honor his courage and his leadership in supporting Michigan manufacturers and pro-manufacturing policies.”
Editor’s note: A photograph of Sen. Richardville receiving the award is available on the Senate Majority Photowire
Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010
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