|Alexandria Taylor with Governor Gretchen Whitmer|
When asked, "If elected, what do you plan to tackle within your first 90 days?" Taylor replied "(Restoring) Prevailing wage, (repealing) the Medicaid work requirement, and auto insurance (reform)."
"Additionally, there is a dire crisis with respect to education and the funding of schools. Funding for schools is, in part, based on the number of pupils; however, due to the perceived decline in our local schools, many parents are sending their children outside of the district. A community cannot thrive without a flourishing school district. In Romulus, we are facing a redistricting which will involve potential closure and/or consolidation. Many have expressed concerns and are selling their homes for greener pastures.
These issues do not have a “quick fix” solution; however, the hope is that we will overturn the Republican trifecta to effectuate some real change for the hard-working families in this district. The state school aid fund money comes from numerous sources, including but not limited to, lottery, various taxes including sales, income, property and tobacco taxes. I propose an increase in the proportion based on the cost of living index.
What’s the most pressing issue facing the nation and how will your work with the district contribute to fixing it? "The most pressing issue facing our nation is health care. Health care is a basic human right, yet so many remain uninsured...Health care is a priority and while it may not happen right away, I will do everything in my power to build those bridges to make universal health care a reality."
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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