Last week, I proudly voted in favor of a package of tax cuts that will provide immediate and lasting relief for job creators across Michigan. These tax cuts aim to alleviate unnecessary burdensome government regulations that have been holding back small businesses for far too long.
Small businesses aren’t faceless big corporations, they’re our friends and neighbors. They’re the heart and soul of our economy, and they deserve to operate without unnecessary restrictions that make it more expensive for them and, ultimately, for us – the consumers.
The tax cuts that Republicans passed will clarify Michigan law and exempt delivery and installation services from sales and use taxes. We have also clarified that sales and use taxes do not apply to industrial processing equipment used on aggregate materials, such as sand, gravel, crushed stone, and recycled asphalt. Taken together, these measures will provide much-needed relief to small businesses that have been struggling for the past two years and lower the cost of infrastructure projects.
Some additional good news is that the House of Representatives has taken desperately needed steps to increase oversight and accountability when it comes to the governor’s corporate handouts. Even legislative Democrats finally agreed with the need for greater transparency from the governor’s office, and our legislation passed with overwhelming support.
The measures we passed will go a long way towards supporting small businesses, promoting economic growth in Michigan, and ensuring all voices are heard as Michigan tries to attract businesses to locate here. This past week was a rare instance this term where Democrats listened to Republicans, and as a result, good policy was passed. I’m hopeful this is a good sign of things to come.
Last week, I led Michigan’s newly formed bipartisan, bicameral nuclear caucus in addressing a letter to Governor Whitmer offering her our support as Michigan seeks to become the first state in American history to successfully re-power a non-operational nuclear power plant. At full capacity, Palisades provided over 800-megawatts of carbon free, baseload electricity that powered […]
LANSING, MI – State Rep. Pauline Wendzel announced she has been appointed to a new House Energy Reliability, Resilience, and Accountability Task Force (ERRA) by Speaker Joe Tate. Rep. Wendzel is one of just two Republicans on the nine-member committee. The purpose of this task force is to examine the issues related to power outages […]
The most important job of a state representative is to be the voice of their communities in Lansing. Throughout my tenure, I’m beyond proud the best bills I’ve had signed into law have come directly from Southwest Michigan residents. In my first term, I worked with local brewers to cut red tape and help them grow their […]
Last week, my colleagues and I sent a letter to US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. During a US Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, the Secretary made very troubling remarks in a response to a question from Senator Joni Ernst. To seek clarity for our constituents and the people of Michigan, we drafted the following letter […]
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