Senator Jacobs asked and was granted unanimous consent to make a statement and moved that the statement be printed in the Journal.
The motion prevailed.
Senator Jacobs' statement is as follows:
I think I made pretty clear my feelings about this bill and I really did want to vote for this bill. However, without the Jacobs amendment--which, by the way, I just received a few minutes ago a call from the administration. The Governor is in full agreement with the Jacobs amendment and feels that it did give the flexibility that we really needed to have in this package.
Without that amendment, unfortunately, I'm going to be voting "no" on this bill. My hope is that, as this moves through the House, we can do what is the best public policy for the people in Michigan, and that we can move forward and make some changes.