“Michiganders want their leaders to work together to make our state safe and successful,” Hall said. “The balance of power in the House of Representatives is a call to bipartisanship, and Michigan legislators on both sides of the aisle should answer the call and find common ground.”
After months of the Democrat majority pushing a far-left partisan agenda, the House will be balanced evenly between Republicans and Democrats. The next several months should be a model of bipartisan cooperation focused on the needs of Michiganders, but that’s not what Democrats seem to have in mind.
House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, on Thursday blasted House Democrats for using their last voting session day of the year to push partisan legislation at the behest of left-wing activists to let local politicians ban plastic bags.
“As Michigan cities wrestle with a violent crime crisis and understaffed police departments struggle to keep their communities safe, our law enforcement should have the staff and tools they need to prevent crime,” Hall said.
“As Democrats held votes late into the night, they can be grateful the lights stayed on, because under their extreme Green New Deal, blackouts and brownouts will become routine,” said Hall, R-Richland Township.
“After weeks of the divided House Democrat caucus going it alone and hitting a dead end on their partisan agenda, Speaker Tate finally decided to work with Republicans, and we achieved a huge bipartisan win that will transform Michigan into the national leader in innovation and engineering,” Hall said.
“Electricity prices will skyrocket as Michiganders face more blackouts under the radical energy mandates Democrats are ramming through the Legislature — all because they’re pandering to extreme environmental activists,” Hall said.
“As Michigan Democrats try to outlaw reliable natural gas power plants, mandate unreliable wind and solar, and override local decisions, they’re ignoring the voices of the families most harmed by their radical plans,” Hall said.
“After they wasted money paying off corporations like Ford and Walbridge instead of investing in roads, bridges, and students, their council of union bosses and lobbyists is now looking to call for new taxes to spend $3 billion more on education,” Hall said. “From day one, I predicted the Democrats would push for the commission to recommend this exact tax hike to give them political cover.”
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