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Rep. Wendzel responds to governor's State of the State address


By April Bamburg | Feb 27, 2020

Michigan Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer |

Following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s second State of the State address on Jan. 29, Rep. Pauline Wendzel (R-Watervliet) issued a statement. Wendzel represents Michigan’s 79th District.

“Gov. Whitmer just doesn’t get it.  Hyper-partisanship has plagued Washington, D.C., and look where it’s gotten us. Instead of throwing bombs at Republicans, Gov. Whitmer should quit kowtowing to Nancy Pelosi and D.C. Democrats and try leading our state,” she said.

Instead of asking Michigan residents for more money through a gas tax, Wendzel says that instead the state must ensure that “every penny paid at the pump goes towards our roads. After slashing nearly $400 million in additional road funding, the governor’s plan to saddle future generations with mountains of debt is not a viable solution to this problem.”

In response to Whitmer’s question about "what a woman wants," Wendzel had this to say: “This woman wants lower auto insurance rates, better schools, better roads and safe drinking water. This woman wants to prioritize our budget and invest in our state’s priorities. This woman doesn’t want to raise taxes on hardworking Michiganders and saddle them with mountains of debt. The Legislature delivered historical auto-insurance reform in spite of Governor Whitmer, not because of her. Michigan deserves a governor who leads, not one that throws punches.”

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