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Legislature passes major supplemental, House Appropriations chair resigns in protest

Rep. Thomas Albert
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Rep. Thomas Albert

A billion-dollar spending plan aimed at attracting large-scale investment to Michigan is heading to the governor’s desk

Supporters, like Democratic Representative Joe Tate, say previous economic incentives have paid off:

“When you look back at last year, and you look at the investments that have been made, these have been significant investments to get across the finish line.”

But Republican Representative Thomas Albert worries the state’s economic outlook is too uncertain to justify the spending. He resigned from his role as House Appropriations Committee chair over it:

“It is okay to hope for the best, but in this situation, it is absolutely necessary we plan for the worst.”

The legislation would put hundreds of millions toward preparing sites for new projects and attracting new investment.

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