State Rep. Brian BeGole, of Antrim Township today issued the following statement in response to House Democrats bypassing the traditional committee deliberation process regarding Senate Bill 7:
“When legislators came to Lansing, they pledged to represent the interests, values and concerns of people in their districts every day. This is fundamental to representation and doing the work of the people.
“Unfortunately, I was unable to do that to my full capacity yesterday for people in Genesee, Saginaw and Shiawassee counties because of tactics used by Democrats to advance a bill a lot of people have been left in the dark on.
“There was no committee process for this bill and particulars remain light. Is it a secret Democrat spending plan? That’s a darn good question that hard-working taxpayers in communities I represent who are helping foot the bill for state government would like to know the answer to. I think a lot of people were looking to how Democrats would operate in majority in the Legislature. This stunt was not a promising start.”
State Rep. Brian BeGole, of Antrim Township, today highlighted yet another week in the Michigan House in which priorities for workers and families were put on the back burner due to Democrats’ refusal to collaborate on reforms within a current 54-54 legislative split. “This inability to govern is hurting workers and families across our communities […]
State Rep. Brian BeGole this week opposed financial disclosure plans in the Legislature, saying they don’t go far enough to improve the state’s dismal government transparency standing and deliver on expectations from voters. Senate Bills 613-616 install some disclosure requirements for Michigan’s state-level elected officials. But the requirements are thin – barely meeting the minimum […]
State Rep. Brian BeGole, of Antrim Township, today said many proposed initiatives within Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address will create further affordability concerns for people, instead of easing the stress on their budgets. Whitmer laid out plans for two years of free community college for all high school graduates, $1.4 billion in […]
State Rep. Brian BeGole today voted against a partisan plan that will radically alter Michigan’s energy policy, highlighting a targeted effort to centralize key energy decisions that will impact communities and residents. Measures approved by House Democrats today would strip control away from local communities concerning the siting and construction of large-scale solar and wind […]