Mackinac Center Applauds House Bills Cutting Income Tax and Paying Down Pension Debt
Thursday, February 24, 2022|Font size:
Today, two bills that take positive steps in helping Michigan’s economy were advanced to the House floor. The House Tax Policy Committee voted to report HB 5838, which would bring the personal income tax back down to 3.9%. HB 5054, reported to the floor by the House Appropriations Committee, would help the state pay down pension debt faster. Below is a statement from James Hohman, director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center.
State revenues have grown throughout the pandemic, so it’s good to see that lawmakers have made it a priority to lower taxes and pay down pension debts.
The tax cuts will make Michigan more competitive, encourage small business development, and will help the state attract more residents. Paying down pension debts will protect retirees and taxpayers alike.
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