Standing Up For Northern Michigan
Meet Neil Friske
Standing Up For Northern Michigan
Together, We Can Make America Great – Again.
Truly great leaders lead with prayerful wisdom and humility, with a servant’s heart, with a listening ear, with transparency and dedication to those they are serving, with a formidable work ethic, and with an unrelenting conviction to uphold all people’s rights and freedoms. I will be such a leader – for you, for your families, for this beautiful state.
Together, we can put ourselves first – our children, our schools, our communities, our elderly, our veterans, our livelihoods. Together, we can be a voice for the voiceless – upholding the sanctity of life. Together, we can hold the line – against government overreach, against Big Corporation and Big Tech monopolies, against the loss of any and all freedoms. Together, we can make a difference – for our families, for our future, for our state, for everyone. Together, we can dream new dreams – and make them a reality. Together, by God’s grace, we can lead – boldly and relentlessly, with wisdom and conviction, with grace and humility.
I was truly touched by the prayers of these children this afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less
Was great reading with these awesome kiddos earlier! ... See MoreSee Less
It’s Home Show time in #Petoskey! I attended the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan membership kickoff breakfast this morning to hear about important issues happening with the home building industry, and got to see many familiar faces. Great job, Lyn Ann and HBA on setting up another great show! 🏡 ... See MoreSee Less
Tune into the Steve Gruber show! Going on now! ... See MoreSee Less
Only reserving tax exemptions for your specific friends in big business is absolutely dishonest corporate welfare and I will always oppose that!REP FRISKE VOTE EXPLANATIONS 3-16 PART 3/3
I voted NO on HBs 4054 and 4055 (Reps. VanWoerkom and Thompson) which amends the tax code in Michigan for industrial producers.
This bill package very narrowly and specifically describes down to the last detail which conditions industrial processors must meet in order to receive a tax exemption. Why shouldn’t everyone receive a tax cut instead of several specific corporate donors? Clearly, these bills were written with intentional big business interests in mind.
This package, by definition, picks winners and losers and is an insult to the free market. As a conservative, I wholeheartedly support tax cuts for all my constituents and beloved places of business. What I do not support is a fancily-worded handout to massive companies that totally neglects small businesses.
I refuse to vote for ANTI FREE MARKET corporate welfare, no matter which party presents it.
HB 4054 PASSED: 80-23
HB 4055 PASSED: 81-22 ... See MoreSee Less
Conservatives want REAL TAX CUTS not phony left-wing rebate programs.REP FRISKE VOTE EXPLANATIONS 3-16 PART 2/3:
I voted NO HBs 4039, HB 4253, and HB 4137 (Reps. Outman, Coleman, and VanWoerkom) which amends the Michigan tax code on sales and delivery.
EXPLANATION: This bill package was framed to us as a tax cut to eliminate the sales tax on delivery and installation of goods. This package is quite literally the OPPOSITE of a tax cut. The bills would force each individual to file a claim with the state, keeping track of all separate fees, then the state will use these numbers to file a loss. They’ll use this loss to move millions of dollars out of the general fund and funnel it to into the School Aid Fund to replace any money rebated to claimants and bail themselves out.
So, this package doesn’t actually eliminate taxes on these services and the only protections it provides are for public schools, not local revenue sharing. The retroactive claims will more than likely raise taxes in the future to pay for all of the money taken out of the general fund.
Instead of bad rebate programs and helping the Democrats funnel millions of dollars in school aid, Republicans should be ACTUALLY CUTTING TAXES and improving the lives of our constituents.
HB 4039 PASSED: 85-19
HB 4137 PASSED: 85-18
HB 4253 PASSED: 88-15 ... See MoreSee Less
Update from the State Senate: the Dems are coming after our 2nd Amendement with more radical laws. ... See MoreSee Less
I will always stand against corporate welfare, corruption, and state handouts no matter which party is pushing it.REP FRISKE VOTE EXPLANATIONS 3-16 PART 1/3:
Several Republicans cooked up a spending deal with the Democrats in order for their bills to be taken up on the floor today:
I voted NO on HB 4045 (Rep. Schmaltz) which updates language to the criminal background check guidelines in Michigan and solidifies Michigan State Police as the sole provider of background checks in Michigan.
EXPLANATION: Why should the state gatekeep and monopolize a service that could be provided easily by private companies? Furthermore, this bill is being celebrated as some sort of conservative victory and was used by the Democrats as a bargaining chip in order to get Republicans to give $800 million to COMMUNIST CHINA just a couple weeks ago. Expansion of government power and foreign handouts are frankly, NOT a conservative victory.
I voted NO on HB 4219 (Rep. Hall) which adds additional appointments to the Michigan Strategic Fund Board.
EXPLANATION: The Michigan Strategic Fund is almost exclusively used for corporate welfare and handing billions of your dollars over to megaclass donor interests statewide. Adding 2 additional seats will only pressure more Republicans into dishing out our hard-earned dollars over to massive corporations. The Democrats are throwing billions and billions of dollars towards China and their special interest groups and many Republicans are letting them get away with it in exchange for bread crumbs.
PASSED: 93-10 ... See MoreSee Less
Michigan voters do NOT want this repeal!As a small business owner myself, I am appalled by the idea of forcing workers to join unions without their consent. Being a member of the union should always be a choice, never an obligation or requirement. ... See MoreSee Less