House Committee Reports Bill Eliminating State Income Tax
A plan to eliminate the state's income tax was voted out of a House committee on Wednesday - House Bill 4001. The first full fiscal year impact of this plan would reduce the state's General Fund by over $1.1 billion, or roughly 10%. The League is actively opposed to this proposal as it could jeopardize the essential services that Michigan citizens rely on, such as police and fire protection, schools, and roads. We need your help to oppose this bill! Please contact your State Representative today and let them know of your concerns about how such a drastic reduction in state revenues will impact the residents and services in your community. Read more.
Brighton City Council Grills State Lawmakers on Revenue Sharing
Two state lawmakers, who attended the Brighton City Council meeting Feb. 16, were told that the city needs more revenue sharing funds from the state or it could face bankruptcy if there is another recession. Despite the fact that the state has recovered nicely from the recession, the city has had to pinch pennies to remain solvent. Read more.
The League in the News
Holland Sentinel, 1/24/2017
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