Sen. Bumstead comments on 2023 State of the State address

Sen. Bumstead comments on 2023 State of the State address

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-North Muskegon, issued the following statements on Wednesday in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State address:

“I appreciated the governor returning to the Capitol for her speech this evening and hearing her thoughts on many of the important issues directly impacting the people of our state. I look forward to working with her where there is common ground but will also push back against any effort that will be harmful to Michigan’s future prosperity.”


“All Michiganders are struggling to pay for the higher costs of living that has been brought on by record inflation, and I believe any form of tax relief should benefit all Michiganders — this includes tax relief for our seniors. I will support fair tax breaks for all our seniors regardless of their source of income, not just to those who might have pensions. Every senior citizen is deserving of tax relief, regardless of the form of retirement they have.”


“Fiscally conservative leadership in the Legislature has resulted in record K-12 funding and closed the funding gap between schools for the first time in almost 30 years. I believe it is imperative that we continue making the right investments into our schools, supporting parents, and providing students with quality opportunities to succeed in their educational and career paths.”


“We must work hard to keep our state business friendly and grow our economy. Returning to the failed policies of the Lost Decade will not help us do this. I look forward to keeping Michigan business competitive, while working together to promote economic growth.”




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