LANSING (WWJ) – It appears that a proposal to extend the state sales tax to services is being put on the back burner, for now.

A couple of years ago the Business Leaders For Michigan was strongly pushing a sales tax on services. But, not so much anymore says Doug Rothwell, the groups president and CEO. Rothwell tells WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick things have changed and the initiative is on hold until the climate is better.

“I don’t think that right now there’s an appetite for the sales tax among the public. I think the governor is being realistic to say that you want to go in with a proposal that can work, that can get passed by the legislature, and that’s what he’s trying to do,” says Rothwell. Governor Snyder has said he wants to keep the proposal on hold for perhaps a couple of years.


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