Grants available through program Lightner helped create
State Rep. Sarah Lightner today encouraged business owners throughout Jackson, Eaton and Lenawee counties to apply for an afflicted business relief program she helped pass into law.
Lightner and the Legislature approved a bipartisan plan last December to create a $409 million relief program for businesses that have struggled the most because of the pandemic. A business’s property taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, license and inspection fees, and decline in sales will factor into the grant amount.
“So many businesses in our communities have been struggling to survive since the forced shutdowns at the beginning of the pandemic,” said Lightner, of Springport. “We created this program to help these small businesses recover, so they can serve our communities and employ local people for many years to come.”
The application for the program will be open until March 31. Local business owners can visit michigan.gov/abr to learn more and apply.
State Rep. Sarah Lightner, Republican vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after the governor announced plans to send-out one time checks to residents as a way to circumvent the permanent income tax rollback on its way to Michigan taxpayers: “The governor has a history of proposing superficial ideas that […]
State Rep. Sarah Lightner, Republican vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today criticized the governor’s attempt to block an automatic income tax cut set to take effect this year that is expected to return $700 million to Michigan families.
“Practical policies put in place by legislative Republicans – and the economic growth our state has experienced as a result – are going to result in an income tax decrease for every single Michigan taxpayer.