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.
Because the governor unilaterally pushed for the new debt package, the money can only be used on 8% of Michigan roadways. Those aren’t the roads in her ad.
The new bonds were authorized less than 24 hours after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's State of the State speech. But Michiganders will be paying them off for 25 years.
Bag taxes and bans are bad for businesses and consumers, but are they any better for the environment?
Michigan lawmakers’ plans to tax trucks per mile and hike their bridge tolls would raise costs for consumers with no guarantee roads would improve.
Michigan now has a legal mandate that a state budget bill be in place by July 1. The three-month cushion is intended to stop government from closing down.
Michigan vehicle fees are among the nation’s highest and its roads rank as the nation’s worst. Will making gas taxes the nation’s highest really fix anything?