FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 16, 2023
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Michigan AFL-CIO Puts Senate Republicans On Notice Over Tax Plan Vote
LANSING, MI – Today, the Michigan state Senate passed the “Lowering MI Costs” plan that will repeal the Snyder/Calley-era Retirement Tax and expand the Working Families Tax Credit. Despite bipartisan support for lowering taxes for working people and retirees, 17 Republican state senators voted to block immediate effect, meaning Michigan taxpayers won’t see the relief until they file in 2025. It is expected the Senate will reconsider the vote on immediate effect at a later date. In response, Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron BIEBER issued the following statement:
“Michigan’s working families need help now, not two years down the road. The Republican senators who voted not to support Michigan workers and retirees today will have a chance at redemption and should vote to give this law immediate effect so struggling families can get much-needed help as soon as possible. Workers and retirees across the state will be watching.”
The Lowering MI Costs plan will deliver the largest tax break to Michiganders in decades and ensure that all taxpayers see relief. The Lowering MI Cost plan will repeal the retirement tax to save 500,000 households an average of $1,000 a year, increase the Working Families Tax Credit to put an average of $3,150 back into the pockets of 700,000 Michiganders, and deliver inflation relief checks to all Michigan taxpayers.
The Michigan AFL-CIO, Michigan’s largest labor organization, is a federation representing forty different labor organizations, eighteen different central labor councils, and eight constituency groups representing over 1 million union members and their families.
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