Lehman Discusses Legislative Priorities

Cut corporate welfare, fix roads

Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman was a guest this morning on “The Tony Conley Show” on WILS-AM1320 in Lansing, discussing his recent commentary titled “What Should the Next Legislature Do?

Lehman noted that Fiscal Policy Director Michael LaFaive recent put together $2.1 billion worth of budget reforms, which he submitted to legislators.

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“I would encourage everybody in the Legislature to look at that list and see if there’s anything on the list that is less important than roads,” Lehman said. “There’s a lot of corporate welfare on that list that can be cut.”

Lehman also touched on government transparency and bringing government employee benefits in line with what is offered in the private sector, which could save taxpayers $5.8 billion annually.

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