State Rep. Andrew Fink (R-Adams Township) issued the following statement after the president asked Congress to suspend the federal gas tax, urging Gov. Whitmer to give drivers additional savings at the pump by approving a state gas tax break as proposed by Republican legislators:
“Gas tax savings are long overdue – but the federal tax is just one part of the tax burden on Michigan drivers at the pump, the state tax is the other. Had the governor worked with the Legislature to temporarily suspend the state gas tax weeks ago, Michigan drivers and families would have saved hundreds of dollars when they needed it most.
“The governor isn’t struggling to pay her bills – but residents in communities like ours are. It’s not too late to help Michigan’s struggling families – I urge the governor to follow in the steps of the Biden administration by approving our plan to temporarily pause the state gas tax in addition to the federal tax. The state can more than afford it thanks to federal stimulus dollars sitting in our state bank accounts. It’s time to pass those savings on to taxpayers who are stretched thin amid climbing inflation.”
State Rep. Andrew Fink (R-Adams Township) demanded stronger accountability measures for the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC). The representative criticized the Commission because of its recent controversy surrounding ethics violations, as well as the fundamental lack of accountability measures built into the Commission itself. The MICRC is composed of 13 commissioners appointed by the […]
“This budget plan will lead to lasting consequences in future years when we won’t have surplus dollars in the billions,” Fink said. “What’s worse is that this irresponsible plan doesn’t even include appropriations to fulfill the basic needs of communities like ours. Given the governor’s supposed commitment to roads, I was hopeful her friends in the legislature would prioritize local road and bridge improvements, but that’s not the case.”
“Sen. Lindsey is a Yale graduate and decorated soldier who chose to return to Michigan rather than pursuing a career anywhere else in the world, as he certainly could have,” Fink said. “Further, as a representative for the people of several of Michigan’s border communities, he knows better than anyone the toll that bad policies take on our population as our young people leave for neighboring states.”
“This setup would guarantee that our presidential elections will be decided by the most populated areas in the nation – like New York City and L.A.,” Fink said. “The Electoral College has ensured that every state has a stake in deciding our elections for 230 years. Presidential candidates should care about the interests of every one of America’s diverse populations, from rural farm communities to metropolitan areas of all sizes.”