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Public Statements

Issue Position: Corporate Tax Breaks

Issue Position

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If I am elected to be your representative I will support legislation calling for Hire Michigan First enactment.

Hire Michigan First
Hire Michigan First is designed to ensure that Michigan residents benefit as much as possible when an economic development incentive (such as a corporate Tax Break) is offered to a company by the state. This legislation would give Michigan residents a greater assurance that Michigan tax money collected and used for economic development will help keep Michigan residents working.

This package would not only encourage (and sometimes require) a company to hire Michigan workers, but would also provide company hiring requirements for the first time ever.

The reduction of corporate tax revenues has increased Michigan's individual tax obligation and reduced local government and school operating revenues. We need to assure that the corporate tax breaks and the ensuing hardships forced on the middle class are given to corporations only if job growth in Michigan can be documented.

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