- GOP Rep. Thomas Albert, chairman of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, resigned his position over what he called a “reckless” spending bill.
- Albert: “Increased government spending has fueled inflation and played a major part in the economic struggles we face today. Additional spending would just make things worse. The measure the Legislature is considering today is reckless and irresponsible to taxpayers, and I will be voting against it.”
- Albert, whose chairmanship was filled by another Republican, added, “We are in the beginning stages of a global recession and we still don’t know how bad the economy will get in the coming months. We simply do not know if tax revenues will come into the state as we anticipated previously.”
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