House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, today issued the following statement after the income tax rollback became official despite the governor and legislative Democrats trying and failing to take it away through accounting gimmicks and legal maneuvers:
“Despite efforts from the governor and her allies to block crucial tax relief for every single working family and small business in Michigan, the income tax rollback will happen this year,” said House Republican Leader Matt Hall. “This is a major win for Republicans, and a major win for Michigan taxpayers. With the state government sitting on billions of unused surplus funds, we have a responsibility to help people make ends meet and provide real, meaningful relief. House Republicans will celebrate this milestone and continue fighting every day to make this income tax relief permanent as it was intended to be, even if the governor and House Democrats continue to stand in the way.”
The income tax rollback is the result of a 2015 law passed by Republicans in the Legislature to return funds to the taxpayers when the state takes in far more revenue than the previous year. The provision originally in 2023’s House Bill 4001 that would have blocked this income tax cut did not take effect due to Republican efforts in the Legislature.
“Gov. Whitmer’s heavily-skewed, partisan commission is nothing but a Trojan horse for new taxes,” Hall said. “After four years of failure, the governor has no plan to keep young people in Michigan, no excuse for our crumbling roads, and no vision to improve childhood reading levels.”
“Michiganders want public safety in our communities, but House Democrats are pushing radical, unprecedented plans to let dangerous criminals roam our neighborhoods,” said Hall, R-Richland Township. “The Democrats’ newest, extreme proposal could release the most brutal murderers and rapists from prison and inject them back into our communities.”
“House Democrats’ wasteful spending ignores the priorities of the people of Michigan, shoveling taxpayer dollars to unsustainable new programs, pork, and partisan pet projects instead of investing critical resources into education, infrastructure, and local law enforcement,” Hall said.
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