Will Legislature Keep Tax Cut Promise?

SB 402 begins to undo 11.5% hike from 2007

A Michigan Senate committee today approved Senate Bill 402, which would start to undo an 11.5 percent income tax hike enacted in 2007 under Gov. Jennifer Granholm that the Legislature promised to roll back by 0.1 percentage points a year but failed to begin doing so as promised in 2013.

Mackinac Center Senior Economist David Littmann told the Detroit Free Press that “Failure to return surpluses to the private sector of Michigan announces policies of political favoritism.”

The Free Press reported that the state projects a budget surplus taken from taxpayers of nearly $800 million.

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