House Republicans voted last week to end the earned income tax credit as part of a $1.2 billion road-funding plan, saving at least $115 million a year.
The legislation passed Michigan’s Republican Legislature despite objections that it would permit discrimination against gay couples and others.
The motive behind the increases is that owners of electric and hybrid vehicles don’t pay as much as other drivers toward the state gas tax, which supports road repairs.
The bills have been criticized because they would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families.
Michigan residents who win multi-state lotteries could remain anonymous under a bill moving through the Legislature.
If lawmakers rejected the bill or took no action, it would receive a statewide vote in November 2016.
“It’s time to eliminate this outdated law that unfairly increases the cost of taxpayer-funded construction projects across the state.”
Michigan lawmakers are again moving to ban minors from using e-cigarettes despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s continued opposition.
Michigan is among just seven states where minors can legally buy e-vapor products.
Michigan House Bill 4478 would allow the person applying for a Personal Protection Order to include his or her pets.