MEGA would increase the cost of state government and further subject the
state to litigation, something an across-the-board tax cut would not do.
Unlike a general tax rate reduction, the MEGA proposal would require state employees to
administer. The proposal authorizes staffing the Michigan Jobs Commission to handle the
administrative work required to promulgate MEGA guidelines and rules, evaluate company
applications, publish an annual report, monitor continued compliance, and conduct other
program oversight. In addition, the legislation would allow any company denied a tax
credit to appeal the ruling, first before an administrative judge and then in circuit