Open Letter to Michigan Senate

July 01, 2015J

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.

Citizen Activist Day at the Capitol

November 10, 2014J

AFP experts will provide training and talking points that will equip you to interact with your policymakers on this and other issues. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served for all who come out to lobby their lawmakers.

Taxpayers could be in for a NASTY lame duck surprise

November 10, 2014J

Taxpayers could be in for a nasty lame duck surprise this year. Governor Snyder and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville have indicated that a gas tax hike is at the top of their lame duck “to do” list.

Will MI Senate Give Us Highest Gas Taxes in the Nation?

The Michigan House voted to approve legislation that would convert the cents-per-gallon excise tax on fuel to a less-transparent percentage of the wholesale price. In the Senate, the proposal was amended to more than DOUBLE the current excise tax. If approved, this proposal would have Michigan drivers paying the highest taxes on gas in the country, […]