Center Analyst on State of the State Address

Michael LaFaive, director of the Center’s Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, was asked by The Grand Rapids Press to comment on what he hopes Gov. Rick Snyder will address in his State of the State address Wednesday night.

“We need to make changes to the personal property tax, which is essentially a tax on tools,” LaFaive said. “In a manufacturing state, I can’t believe we do that.”

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LaFaive also said Gov. Snyder should offer support for right-to-work legislation, particularly now that Indiana is on the verge of passing such a law.

“Unless we go that same route, you’ll see all kinds of … businesses head over the border in a heartbeat.”

LaFaive’s commentary on what else the governor should address was printed last month.

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