My plan supports trade agreements that put Michigan businesses and workers on a level playing field with other countries.

— Terri Lynn Land

Terri Lynn Land Continues Michigan First Bus Tour

By on September 01, 2014 |

Tomorrow, Terri Lynn Land, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and former Michigan Secretary of State, will continue her statewide Michigan First Bus Tour with stops in Livonia, Ann Arbor and Jackson, continuing on to Charlotte, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

“Terri Lynn Land is continuing her Michigan First tour to talk to voters about her plan to put Michigan First. Meanwhile, Gary Peters is allowing the California extremist Tom Steyer to use his billions of dollars to buy Peters a Senate seat and push job-killing policies on Michigan. Terri’s number one priority is Michigan jobs, and that means approving projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline which would create jobs right here in Michigan, and opposing cap-and-trade, which would kill around 100,000 or more Michigan jobs.” — Heather Swift, Land campaign spokeswoman.

Michigan First: Why I Oppose Common Core

By on August 29, 2014 |

Back to school season is already upon us. I’m a mom, and the thing that was always on top of my mind this time of year was making sure my kids were getting a good education.

As moms, dads, grandparents and loved ones across Michigan send their kids off for their first days of school, it’s important to discuss how we can put Michigan students first, better serve them and ensure they have the high-quality education they deserve.

A bedrock principle of America’s education system is local funding and local control of schools, that means putting Michigan first, not Washington. I support ending the Washington-imposed standards on local schools in Common Core and returning the power to our teachers, local communities and parents.

I believe Michigan moms, dads and teachers know what’s best for our kids, not Washington insiders. We need more state and local control of education, rather than the one-size-fits-all, top-down approach of the Obama Administration.

What’s best for Chicago is not what’s best for Cheboygan. By returning control to local communities, we will put Michigan First and ensure a stronger education for our children that will prepare them for the future.

- Terri Lynn Land

What They Are Saying About…Terri Lynn Land’s Michigan First Plan for Roads, Bridges and Highways

By on August 27, 2014 |

“Land hits Rep. Gary Peters over ‘Michigan’s crumbling roads.’” – National Journal

 “Land proposed…letting states like Michigan decide” – Detroit News

 “Land on Tuesday unveiled a plan she said would give Michigan more flexibility to determine its own road funding future by reducing federal gas taxes.” – MLive

 “I applaud Terri Lynn Land for putting forth an innovative approach that will produce better results for Michigan roads without raising taxes.” Congressman Dave Camp

 “Land’s plan will keep Michigan tax dollars in Michigan.” – State Rep. Kevin Cotter

Yesterday, Terri Lynn Land released her Michigan First Plan for Roads, Bridges and Highways and a related television advertisement. Statewide coverage and praise of Land’s plan and advertisement follow.

What the Press is Saying

 Detroit News

“Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land proposed Tuesday slashing federal gas taxes by 78 percent to four cents a gallon and letting states like Michigan decide whether to replace the revenue for highway and bridge construction.” (David Shepardson, “Land proposes cutting 75 percent of federal gas tax,” Detroit News, 8/27/14)

  • “Land argues that lifting federal requirements would allow more money to be spent directly on roads and bridges.”
  • “She attacked rival U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, in a new 30-second TV ad released Tuesday for saying Congress ‘siphons’ off gas tax revenue when Michigan gets more highway funding from the federal government than it sends to Washington. “