LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, on Monday released the following statement, again calling for meaningful and ongoing tax relief for all Michiganders:
“Senate Republicans will continue to advocate for immediate, meaningful and ongoing tax relief that benefits all Michiganders, not some Michiganders. Frankly, when the state is sitting on a $9 billion surplus, we should be doing more than handing out a one-time annual rebate check that equals 49 cents per day.
“I am concerned that Gov. Whitmer continues to fight against the anticipated automatic income tax rollback and push for a limited tax cut for retirees that will leave two-thirds of Michigan’s seniors behind. We should be working together to help all seniors and all families with ongoing tax relief.
“Republicans have proposed tax relief that will benefit all seniors, income tax reductions for all Michiganders, and $500 child tax credits to help struggling families. Democrats continue to push plans that pick winners and losers and seem to think one-time checks are a substitute for ongoing tax relief.
“People can spend their own money far more wisely than the government. Given the state’s historic budget surplus, all options should be on the table for helping all Michiganders with meaningful relief from historic inflation. This money belongs to the taxpayers, not the state of Michigan.”