Rep. Ryan Berman today supported a House plan to suspend the state’s tax on gasoline and diesel fuels to provide Michigan drivers with immediate financial relief.
“While people in our community are burdened with gas prices above $4 per gallon, the national average of gas prices has hit a record high,” said Berman, of Commerce Township. “Worst yet, these costs are still increasing.”
The House today passed a gas tax moratorium in the state of Michigan, along with a resolution in support of Line 5. The suspension will last for six months, beginning April 1 and ending September 30. The gas tax pause would remove Michigan’s 27 cents per gallon fuel tax.
The state House also recently approved a tax relief plan for Michiganders throughout the state to help alleviate some of the hardship caused by inflation. The plan would lower the income tax rate to 3.9 percent, give seniors additional tax relief, and pay down municipal pension debt.
“The governor plans to veto our initiative, stripping all Michiganders of much-needed help,” Berman said. “On this issue and line 5, her positions hurt Michiganders as energy prices surge.”
The plan will now head to the Senate for further consideration.
After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a plan supposedly to help law enforcement, state Rep. Ryan Berman said her proposal was a similar, but weaker version of a plan Berman and fellow representatives proposed earlier this year.
State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed his plan to provide free photo identification so Michigan citizens can vote securely and easily:
“Michigan citizens deserve accessible, secure elections. We should guarantee free photo identification for each voter to cast a secure ballot, but Gov. Whitmer vetoed my plan to increase voter access and election integrity.”