LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republicans today announced their “Roadmap for a Better Michigan,” a plan to improve the lives of every Michigander, keep our economy strong, and avoid a second “Lost Decade.”
“In only a few short months, Gov. Whitmer and the new Democratic majority have recklessly wasted a historic budget surplus and passed laws that threaten to drive our economy back into the same ditch it was stuck in during the Granholm administration,” said Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township. “Our plan provides a roadmap to get Michigan back on track.”
The “Roadmap for a Better Michigan” includes three core principles:
- Relief from inflation and economic opportunity for all.
- Safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities.
- Protecting individual liberties and ensuring a more responsible state government.
“Democrats are undoing policies that helped Michigan recover from the ‘Lost Decade’ just as another recession is in sight,” said Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, who chaired the committee charged with developing the plan. “Inflation continues to rage, unemployment remains above the national average, and Democrats are passing bills to make Michigan a much less attractive place to live or operate a business. It’s a recipe for disaster. We’re offering a better way forward.”
The Senate Republican plan includes recommendations to help Michiganders struggling with inflation, improve schools and roads, and reduce crime, among other priorities.
“Instead of using their new majority to help struggling Michigan families, Democrats have focused on paying back union bosses and funneling tax dollars to big corporations,” Nesbitt said. “Michiganders deserve better.”