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National Reporting Spotlights Actions From Democratic Governors to Lower Costs for Families

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New reporting from Axios is highlighting how Democratic governors are putting more money in peoples’ pockets and lowering costs for families.

Axios writes, “Democratic governors are eyeing relief for property and car owners, workers and patients with ongoing health care costs,” with a series of bold proposals that directly save working families money.

Here’s what Democratic governors are doing to lower prices:

  • Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has proposed using state revenue surplus funds to send $150 checks to Wisconsin residents.
  • Maine Gov. Janet Mills “unveiled a plan to give residents a one-time $500 check.” She’s also proposed “various tax relief measures, as well as funding for two years of free community college.”
  • Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly proposed a plan that would “save families $500 a year by eliminating the state’s grocery tax.” Gov. Kelly also proposed giving a $250 rebate to all Kansas residents who filed a tax return in 2021.
  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a plan to give Minnesota residents a check of up to $350 from the state surplus.
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: “wants to give Michigan car-owners a $400 check per car that they own.” Gov. Whitmer also successfully rolled back the “tampon tax,” which will save families from paying taxes on up to $4,800 of spending over the course of a lifetime.
  • Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont “introduced a new tax cut plan that aims to give more than $330 million in relief to residents.”
  • Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker: “has proposed freezing the state’s gas tax and ending its grocery tax.”

“From cutting taxes for the middle class to lowering everyday costs and even sending direct checks, the bottom line is that Democratic governors are good for your bottom line,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “In contrast, Republicans continue to offer nothing but empty political attacks on inflation.”