Bing Makes Visit To Lansing To Address City Tax Freeze

LANSING (WWJ) – Detroit Mayor Dave Bing made an unannounced visit to Lansing Tuesday to ask lawmakers to consider a freeze on city tax.

Bing made the road trip to ask lawmakers to consider freezing the Detroit city income tax rate at 2.4 percent – addressing both Republican and Democratic Senate leaders and members of the Detroit delegation.

He told WWJ’s Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick that “the meeting went well” and that the lawmakers need to regroup and consider the request and that feedback is expected within the next 48 hours.

Republican leaders, like Senate Republican leader Randy Richardville, are not sure they can get the votes the mayor wants.

The Michigan Legislature has returned for its first week of sessions since June, and only a handful more are scheduled between now and election day.

The Michigan Senate and House both are scheduled to meet today through Thursday. Lawmakers have scheduled just eight sessions between now and the Nov. 6 election.

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