Did you know that hundreds of millions of dollars are taken from the state budget every year to benefit a few businesses?  Funds that could support the important priorities of all Michigan residents, like infrastructure and education, and broadly help all businesses and residents in this challenging environment are instead gobbled up by a handful of corporations as a result of handout programs approved by our elected state representatives. It’s wrong and it shouldn’t continue. 

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Exterior photo of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Photo: Clarence Tabb Jr., The Detroit News)

That’s why we’re calling on representatives in the state legislature to resist any suggestion of creating another fund for so-called “business incentive programs” in the remaining days of the legislative calendar. Our state’s tab for past promises is already several billions