Whitmer calls for abuse of Reconnect program during state address
State Rep. Andrew Fink (R-Adams Township) issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer advocated for misusing Reconnect program dollars for taxpayer-funded college tuition for all tonight during her 2023 State of the State address:
“Now more than ever, as Michigan families struggle to afford the inflated costs of everyday items, taxpayers simply cannot afford to foot the bill for Gov. Whitmer’s unrealistic plans to institute taxpayer-funded college for all.
“Michigan’s Reconnect program was never intended to fulfill such heavy-handed promises. It was meant to provide targeted scholarships only to adult learners returning to school to earn their first associate degree or skilled trades certification.
“This is yet another example of the governor’s efforts to score partisan points at the expense of hardworking Michigan taxpayers. The people I represent see through her antics and aren’t interested in footing the bill for her reckless promises.”
“Time and again, Gov. Whitmer has vetoed our attempts to reduce the income tax burden on Michigan’s working families – but thanks to systems put in place by Republican legislators in 2015, reductions will happen without requiring her signoff.”
State Rep. Andrew Fink (R-Adams Township) was sworn into office for his second term this week. He represents the people of House District 35, which encompasses all of Branch and Hillsdale counties, and the city of Hudson in Lenawee County.