Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 05:48 PM
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 01:54 PM
The Senate GOP plan to fix the roads and possibly reduce the income tax over time was prepped for prime time Tuesday in the Senate Government Operations Committee, with a flurry of House bills and one Senate bill reported on party-line 3-2 votes.
There are several points of controversy in the Senate plan: the elimination of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the eventual redirection of $700 million in income tax revenue for roads and a bill that allows for reductions in the 4.25 income tax rate starting with the 2018 tax year if revenue growth outpaces inflation, using an extremely complicated formula to determine when reductions would happen and how large they would be.
A bill that would stop local governments from establishing wage, leave and benefit regulations was signed by Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday.
A little more than nine months from Michigan's presidential primary, the state's Republican voters are split between six of their party's whopping 16 candidates while Michigan Democrats clearly support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be their party's nominee, according to a poll released Tuesday.
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