House Republican Leader Matt Hall on Wednesday touted an income tax cut that is expected to take place this year and warned Democrats not to repeal the Republican-passed law that could trigger the cut.
“Visionary Republican leadership paved the way for a likely tax cut this year,” said Hall, of Richland Township. “The state government is running a huge surplus of taxpayer revenues, while Michiganders are struggling with the rising cost of living. In previous years, Democrats have looked into blocking this tax cut law, but they should think twice before obstructing relief for Michigan families. Republicans will work to protect the law and ensure Michigan families get the relief they were promised.”
Under a Michigan law approved by the Republican Legislature and governor in 2015, the individual income tax rate is likely to be reduced later this year due to increased revenues. The law triggers a cut when general fund revenues increase at a rate greater than inflation from one year to the next.
News of the likely income tax cut comes as Hall and House Republicans are spearheading legislation to provide tax relief to working families and seniors in Michigan. The plan would more than triple the earned income tax credit for Michigan workers and dramatically increase savings for both working and retired seniors.
“This Republican-led income tax cut will help everyone in Michigan, but we shouldn’t stop there,” Hall said. “We can do even more to provide immediate relief for the working families and seniors who are struggling the most.”
“Gov. Whitmer and Democrats have hurt Michigan’s ability to compete to attract high-paying careers,” Hall said. Their pay cut plan has repealed our right-to-work law, forcing unionization on Michigan workers and taking the fruits of their labor.”
“Democrat leadership and their union boss friends even brought a COVID-positive legislator to session just to rush through their radical repeal of right-to-work and insulate it from the people’s right to block bad laws via referendum,” Hall said.
“I negotiated a bipartisan deal in good faith with Gov. Whitmer and Democrat leaders to protect Michigan small businesses from overzealous state tax bureaucrats,” Hall said. “But now that Democrats got the Republican votes they needed, Democrats are infighting and killing good policy that would help local job providers.”
House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, on Tuesday issued the following statement after House Democrats passed legislation to repeal Michigan’s right-to-work law, forcing workers to pay union dues, and another bill to reinstate prevailing wage requirements that increase the cost of government construction projects:
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