House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, on Monday issued the following statement after Ford confirmed it is pausing construction of its forthcoming Blue Oval plant in Marshall, a project receiving more than $1.7 billion in state incentives. The company said it is not confident in its ability to run the plant competitively:
“After failing to land other high-profile Ford deals, Gov. Whitmer gave away the store to bring Ford to Marshall. But with Democrats pushing policies that make Michigan less competitive, the $1.7 billion in subsidies and tax incentives still fell short. The Democrat majority is aggressively rushing a far-left agenda to make it even harder for businesses and workers to compete in our state — extreme energy mandates that will bring higher electricity costs, a burdensome new payroll tax, and red tape that will outlaw independent contractors and impose a confusing patchwork of local restrictions. Democrats’ agenda is destroying industry, and Michigan workers who lose out on careers will pay the price.”
After months of the Democrat majority pushing a far-left partisan agenda, the House will be balanced evenly between Republicans and Democrats. The next several months should be a model of bipartisan cooperation focused on the needs of Michiganders, but that’s not what Democrats seem to have in mind.
“Michiganders want their leaders to work together to make our state safe and successful,” Hall said. “The balance of power in the House of Representatives is a call to bipartisanship, and Michigan legislators on both sides of the aisle should answer the call and find common ground.”
House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, on Thursday blasted House Democrats for using their last voting session day of the year to push partisan legislation at the behest of left-wing activists to let local politicians ban plastic bags.