The governor’s proposed budged included $27.6 million in new revenue from 140 fee hikes on Michiganders. But Michigan residents fought back.
The increase is prescribed by a 2015 law that indexes the gas tax to the rate of inflation.
A Michigan state senator is drafting legislation that would eliminate a recall loophole the governor has used to exceed the ordinary limit on campaign fundraising.
All proposed fee hikes are double- or even triple-digit percentage increases.
Michiganders could see a tax cut triggered by the COVID-19 recession. The governor would prefer to spend the money.
To make up for revenue shortfalls due to COVID-19, districts should avoid hitting up local taxpayers.
Activists planned to get 425,000 signatures from Michigan voters to scrap the state’s constitutional flat income tax protection.
The progressive income tax proposal would harm middle-class families and Michigan’s economy, not to mention hand over enormous new taxing power to the governor’s office.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unilaterally moved to borrow $3.5 billion for her road plan in January. State senators just voted to limit that power.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unilaterally moved to borrow $3.5 billion for her road plan in January.