State Rep. Mike Harris on Thursday criticized Democrats for rushing a bloated plan to spend more than a billion taxpayer dollars through the Michigan Legislature.
The House and Senate on Thursday passed a $1.1 billion spending plan after Democrats revealed what was in the final legislation only just before the vote. House Democrats skipped the normal committee process on Tuesday.
“Democrats suspended the rules, skipped committee hearings, and stuffed this rushed budget full of surprises,” said Harris, R-Waterford. “I came to Lansing to represent the people of Oakland County and carefully consider policies to help make our state a better place. This secret, shady, spending spree is completely irresponsible, and I will not vote to throw a billion dollars at costly government programs on a whim.”
“With emails, sales, banking transactions, and more all happening over the internet, it’s important to follow smart internet security practices,” said Harris, R-Waterford.
“Scheduling special elections on irregular dates will cost local governments in Metro Detroit, and the chaos of overlapping voting periods will heap burdens on local clerks, the area residents who work the polls, and voters,” Harris said.
“Dark days are ahead for Michiganders under these backwards new laws that will prematurely ditch reliable natural gas power plants and require vastly more wind and solar,” said Harris, R-Waterford.