Eliminating the Michigan Business Tax will be a positive step for Michigan, a Mackinac Center researcher told the Detroit Free Press.

“It’s going to send a message to businesses that Michigan is conducive to growth,” James Hohman, fiscal policy analyst, said. “Lowering taxes promotes growth.”

The Free Press also noted Center research that shows repealing the tax and its surcharge would create more than 120,000 jobs in Michigan by 2016.

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