Jobs & Economy
Michigan is known far and wide as “The Great Lakes State.” And we have all the tools necessary to make Michigan “The Great Job State.” We need to make sure the buck stops here — and stays here in Michigan. That starts with electing people to the Michigan Legislature who understand what it takes to create good jobs. In today’s ever-changing global economy, we need new state policies, not the same old ideas. In the State Senate, I will fight to expand educational opportunities and skilled training for everyone. And I will support of small businesses that create good-paying jobs.
While serving in the State House, I fought efforts attempting to block GM’s new technical facility in Warren and co-sponsored a bill that won $1 billion in new investment and 1,800 good paying jobs for Macomb County. But too many people feel left behind in today’s economy. We need an economic strategy that creates opportunities for everyone in Michigan.
As State Senator, I will fight for:
- Retraining programs — for Veterans and workers who have lost jobs through no fault of their own so that No Worker is Left Behind.
- Equal pay — for equal work.
- Increasing — the minimum wage.
- Hire Michigan Workers First — policies for companies receiving state loans or grants.
- Fair Trade Agreements — and eliminating tax breaks for companies that outsource Michigan jobs.
- Protecting — prevailing wage.
- Repealing - Right to Work.