Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm introduced a series of tax hikes today to raise more revenue to cover its overspending. But adding a tax hike would increase the revenue to a system that's already giving Lansing more revenue than typical among states.

The state's tax revenue decreased 9 percent while the national average decreased 13 percent; in fact, 38 other states are dealing with greater revenue decreases than Michigan.

A tax increase would give more money to a system that already sends above-average revenues to Lansing.

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