A tank car sits on a trailer as the cleanup of portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed over a week ago continues in East Palestine, Ohio. / PHOTO: AP Gretchen Whitmer’s $750 million deal to incentivize a Ford battery plant will also send $15 million to Norfolk Southern, the train company in the midst of the East Palestine toxic chemical burn and trail derailment.
Legislators in Michigan are being asked to send the additional $750 million to the project, despite it already receiving more than $1 billion in tax cuts and incentives, reported the Daily Wire.
Republican state Rep. James DeSana said at least $15 million in the proposal has been relegated to “help the troubled Norfolk Southern Railway Company expand its footprint in Michigan.”
“It’s always a bad idea to expect taxpayers to foot the bill for corporate welfare projects – but this proposal is particularly egregious,” DeSana […]
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