Whitmer Cuts Red Tape For Michigan Businesses, Road Improvements The Governor signed two bills last week that were supported by Republican and Democratic lawmakers that will simplify the tax code and make it easier for the heavy equipment rental industry to get its machinery working on the state’s infrastructure.

Whitmer Cuts Red Tape For Michigan Businesses, Road Improvements

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Governor Whitmer means business. When the legislature passed infrastructure legislation, there were still a few roadblocks for small businesses regarding the use of heavy machinery. But that changed last week when the Governor signed two bills that she said, “will simplify taxes for heavy equipment rental businesses and ensure that Michigan can keep fixing the damn roads swiftly and safely with the right mix and materials.”

The bills’ passage saw support from Republican and Democratic lawmakers. John LaMacchia, the Director of State and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League, hailed the enactment, saying, “By working together, we have shown that we can identify policy that keeps Michigan competitive.” He added that the legislation is, “a balance between improving infrastructure, the needs of the construction industry, and protecting local resources.”

This is the latest example of Governor Whitmer working with a Republican-led legislature to get things done. These new laws, which are just two of the nearly 800 that she’s signed during her tenure, are one piece of her recovery plan that experts say has helped the state add 220,000 jobs in 2021 and turned a $3 billion deficit into a $7 billion surplus.