Thu July 31, 2014
Randy Brink Among Four Republicans Running in 80th State House District
Randy Brink says he wants to eliminate as many taxes and regulations as he can to improve the state's business climate.
The former Allegan County Commissioner is seeking the seat currently held by Republican Representative Bob Genetski, who cannot run again because of term limits.
Brink says money raised from Michigan's gas tax should go entirely to road improvements, and not to the general fund. He says lawmakers need to ensure that taxpayer money is properly spent.
(Note: In the discussion on roads, Brink mentions a $4-billion tax increase as part of next year's budget. There is no tax increase in next year's budget).
Proposal One on the August ballot would exempt many businesses from the state's Personal Property Tax. Brink supports the proposal and says it will help attract business to Michigan.
On education, Brink says he favors local control and is "totally against common core." He says if schools don't have a good curriculum, then parents can question their local school board.