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Cox Statement on Whitmer Walkout

LANSING, Mich., September 12, 2019 – The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Governor Whitmer’s decision to walk away from state budget negotiations.  

“Yet again Governor Whitmer has shown that it’s her way or no highways. Republicans have proposed a budget which will add millions in new road funding without raising taxes. However, Gas Tax Gretchen is refusing to sign a budget that spends ANY money on roads because it means she won’t get her ridiculous highest in the nation 45-cent gas tax increase. Clearly Whitmer cares more about taking Michiganders hard-earned money than she does fixing a single mile of our states ‘damn roads’.”