Sen. LaSata comments on governor’s budget proposal

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, released the following remarks on Tuesday in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fiscal year 2020 budget presentation:

“Southwest Michigan families can’t afford a 45-cent gas tax increase.

“The governor’s budget proposal addressed many priorities shared by Michigan residents, and I agree there are many tough challenges we need to address.

“Michigan has made significant investments in roads, education and career training opportunities over the past eight years through smart budgeting, and I am confident we can put together a budget that addresses our shared priorities while limiting the impact on our hardworking families and job providers.

“We already have Michiganders suffering from high auto insurance rates and we don’t need to tax them more by raising the gas tax.

“I look forward to working with my legislative colleagues and the governor’s administration to approve a balanced budget on time.”

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