Senator Jon Bumstead's Press Releases

Senate Republicans ask governor to submit contingency budget proposal as court decides fate of her $700M income tax hike

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt and Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead on Tuesday requested Gov. Gretchen Whitmer present a second budget recommendation to the Legislature before the Michigan Court of Appeals decides a lawsuit challenging her assumed $700 million income tax increase by March 11. “If the courts were to provide a favorable ruling for the people of our great state

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Senate Republicans send governor letter, criticize ‘unsustainable’ budget recommendation

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt and Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead on Wednesday sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and State Budget Director Jen Flood regarding concerns with the state’s budget and its impact on Michigan residents following the governor’s proposed budget presentation. “What we saw from Gov. Whitmer today was more public relations talking points paid for by the

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Bumstead welcomes Manistee County Commissioner Karen Goodman as guest for 2024 State of the State

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-North Muskegon, welcomed Karen Goodman, vice chair for the Manistee County board of commissioners, to the Capitol as his guest for the governor’s 2024 State of the State address on Wednesday. Goodman represents Manistee County’s 6th District and has served on the county commission for 10 years. She also works as chief operating officer for Centra Wellness Network, a community

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Sen. Bumstead calls for tax relief from state revenue surplus

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead, R-North Muskegon, released the following statement after state fiscal and economic leaders made their economic and state tax revenue projections — including a more than $1.3 billion general fund surplus — during Friday’s annual January Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference: “Revenue forecasts predict more than $1 billion will overflow into surplus. Yet, families and seniors across Michigan

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Bumstead applauds MPSC’s Line 5 tunnel approval

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-North Muskegon released the following statement after the Michigan Public Service Commission voted Friday to approve the Line 5 tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac: “Line 5 is vital for the wellbeing of Michigan’s economy and families throughout our state. MPSC’s approval of the siting permit for the Great Lakes Tunnel is a great step to safely expanding and continuing

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Bumstead works with MDE, DNR to introduce legislation to allow for firearms safety classes in Michigan schools

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jon Bumstead on Thursday introduced legislation that would allow firearms safety to be taught in Michigan schools as an option as part of physical education curriculum. This bill was drafted with support from the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It would not mandate schools to teach the course but would allow it to be offered as

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