Michigan Senate Republicans Press Releases


Johnson blasts secretary of state for delaying program to help military voters until after 2024 election

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson on Wednesday spoke out against legislation to delay a program to help military voters. Under current law, the secretary of state was supposed to have a system for secure, electronic return of military ballots in place for the 2024 election, but the bill approved by the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday would delay it until September 2025. “The secretary of state

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Bellino: Democrats’ food tax ‘takes the cake for worst possible timing’

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Wednesday denounced Senate passage of legislation by Michigan Democrats to expand sales and use taxes on prepared food. “I happen to think there’s no good time for a tax hike, but Democrats choosing this moment to raise food taxes has to take the cake for worst possible timing,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “Inflation has made putting food on the kitchen

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Huizenga supports small business PPT expansion

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Mark Huizenga on Wednesday supported legislation to implement expanded personal property tax (PPT) relief for small businesses and help reimburse local governments for lost revenue. “I sponsored this bill last session to provide more relief from personal property taxes, which punish job providers for investing in their Michigan business,” said Huizenga, R-Walker. “Our small businesses — from new manufacturers to longtime family

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Bellino applauds grant for Litchfield park improvements

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino is applauding the announcement that the city of Litchfield will be able to make over $1 million in improvements to Children’s Park thanks to a recently approved state grant. “This funding will bring more fun for children and improve opportunities for everyone in the community to use and enjoy the park,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “This is great news for everyone

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Sen. Albert introduces plan to fight corporate welfare, bring accountability to Michigan economic development efforts

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Thomas Albert on Tuesday introduced proposals to combat corporate welfare and reform economic incentive practices that are failing Marshall and other Michigan communities. Albert’s legislation comes in response to the reckless growth and flawed processes related to the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) Fund, which has lacked transparency, accountability and return on investment for taxpayers. His plan is contained in Senate

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Senator Aric Nesbitt

Nesbitt Detroit News Op-Ed: Dems ‘Green New Deal’ is financial burden

By Aric Nesbitt Senate Republican Leader A legacy has been left by past leaders that made our air clearer, our water cleaner, and the land healthier than the previous generation. A key part of that legacy is responsible innovation in our energy sector that provides reliable, affordable power to our communities. Unfortunately, the extreme, spontaneous proposal thrown together by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and legislative Democrats would

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