While Governor Whitmer Delivers Cost-Saving Solutions for Michiganders, Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Have Yet to Offer Policy Specifics

LANSING — Today, Governor Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation into law that repeals taxes imposed on essential feminine hygiene products, such as tampons. Going forward, this tax cut will save Michiganders “up to $4,800 of spending over the course of a lifetime.”

Meanwhile, the 12 Republicans running to replace Governor Whitmer have yet to identify any policy priorities that would deliver concrete wins to Michigan families.

None have opted to name infrastructure as a top priority. In fact, James Craig said making key investments in our roads and bridges was not “one of my priorities” and admitted he had no plan to do so. The last thing Kevin Rinke said about his policy focus is that he couldn’t articulate one, saying, “I didn’t give you a priority, whatsoever.”

Craig and Tudor Dixon have identified themselves as anti-abortion extremists that won’t even make exceptions for rape or incest.

The only issue that all candidates have managed to identify themselves clearly on is re-litigating the 2020 election. Many are running for the sole purpose of forcing yet another unnecessary audit. Others have willfully echoed conspiratorial claims that Trump had a second term stolen or have thrown their support behind any legislation that will make it harder for all Michiganders to vote.

MDP spokesperson Rodericka Applewhaite issued the following statement:

“Governor Whitmer’s repeal of the tampon tax will equal huge cost savings for Michigan families. It’s hard to imagine that any one of the 12 Republicans running in this messy and divisive primary would have done the same because it wouldn’t get them any closer to either fulfilling their extremist agendas or eroding public trust in elections. This latest action by Governor Whitmer joins a long list of ways she’s kept Michigan first – pushing for increased police funding, fixing the damn roads, making an historic investment in K12 education, and ensuring small businesses have the resources they need to keep our economic recovery strong.”

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