The Michigan Senate has voted against raising taxes in Michigan. Considering we already have the 5th highest gas tax in the nation, this was an excellent decision. Write your senator now and say “thank yo ...
On behalf of the more than 110,000 activists of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan, I am writing in opposition to various anti-competitive proposals pending legislative action. These bills will be scored in our upcoming 2015 legislative scorecard.
Americans for Prosperity-Michigan agrees that many of our roads and bridges are in need of repair. Road repair, maintenance and construction are core functions of government and additional revenue dollars ought to be dedicated to this top budget priority.
An excise tax on gasoline, which operates much like a “user fee,” is the best revenue mechanism to do this. However, raising gas or other taxes without serious spending reform and long-term tax relief for Michigan families will harm our economy even as it continues to recover from a lost decade of economic growth.
Lansing, Mich.– Americans for Prosperity-Michigan today slammed a road-funding plan unveiled by House Democrats as a return to the failed policies of the Granholm era. The grassroots free-market group, which has engaged its activists in the road funding debate, said tax hikes on job creators will lead to economic stagnation. “Raising taxes on job creators […]
I am writing in opposition to the gas tax hike contained in the S-1 substitutes adopted by the Senate for HB 4615 and HB 4616. These bills represent a huge tax hike that Michigan families can ill afford. The income tax rate reduction triggers contained in the S-1 substitute for SB 414 are commendable; however, tying a definite, immediate gas tax hike to a potential, future reduction in the income tax rate doesn’t pass muster as a meaningful offset of the new tax revenue generated by this package of bills.
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