Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon said that her state is struggling with overregulation and an “education crisis.”

Appearing as a guest on “Fox News Sunday,” Dixon described her plans to cut back on regulations to better serve industries ahead of the statewide primary election on August 2.

“We want to be very careful about how we spend money to bring business into the state,” Dixon told host Bret Baier. “I think there’s an opportunity to cut some of that corporate welfare by also cutting regulations.”

“We have big industries like the auto industry that are telling me, ‘it’s hard for us to come to the state of Michigan because it’s too overregulated. We can’t break ground. We can’t find a shovel ready spot. We can’t get through the permitting process to make sure we’re in the race with our neighbors, who are also trying to create EV vehicles. So we’re going to states that are easier to do business in.’”

“So for me, I believe that we can cut corporate welfare by offering better incentives to quickly start up your business here in Michigan and be more business friendly,” she added. “But right now, people aren’t choosing Michigan and that’s hurting us.”

Baier then asked Dixon what she considered the most important challenge facing Michigan.

“We’re in a serious education crisis right now,” she responded. “When you add in inflation and education, those two things are hitting the state very hard. But we’ve been in a steady decline in education for many years. We’re 38th in the nation.”

“Our literacy exams came back and 3rd graders failed at 50%,” Dixon added. “In Detroit it was nearly 90%. We also had kids out of school longer than almost any other state. So we need to look at how we can get education back on track because that’s really the foundation. That’s how we get businesses here. That’s how we get families here. They have to look at our schools and say, my family is gonna get a great education in Michigan and we’re gonna make sure that’s possible.”

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