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Chairman Cox Statement on Republican Budget Victory

Lansing, Mich., December 10, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox, following the Republican lead legislature's victory on the budget impasse:

“Thanks to the hard work of Republicans, led by Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senator Mike Shirkey, Governor Whitmer’s self-created budget crisis is over. Governor Whitmer should have never used the people of Michigan as a bargaining chip in her desire for a 45-cent gas tax. I applaud the diligence of our members during this drawn out process, and I am happy to see that so much funding was restored to Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens and communities.”