State Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, today issued the following statement celebrating expected tax relief for working families and small businesses after Republicans in the Legislature halted Democrat efforts to take away a much-needed income tax cut:
“Despite a vigorous quest by Gov. Whitmer and Lansing Democrats to upend a 2015 Republican-led law that would trigger a permanent rollback to the income tax if left alone, my colleagues and I stood our ground. Michiganders statewide have been facing financial hardships for roughly two years due to rising inflation rates, costs of living and essentials. Meanwhile, the governor proposed an increase in taxes which would’ve further burdened folks. The ongoing financial relief brought by the permanent income tax cut will far surpass the measly $180 ‘relief’ checks the governor offered tax filers. Working families and retired seniors struggling the most will see even more relief, due to Republican-led proposals. This is a major win for Michiganders.”
Under current state law, the individual income tax rate is set to be cut this year thanks to a law passed in 2015 by Republicans. The law stipulates that when government takes in too much money, an automatic income tax cut is triggered. The Senate advanced a version of House Bill 4001 Tuesday night that will allow the permanent, automatic income tax cut to take effect this spring for Michigan residents and small businesses. Other provisions to increase tax savings for retired seniors and boost the earned income tax credit for working families — policies House Republicans proposed at the start of this year — will take effect next year should the governor sign the bill.
“This move by the feds is effectively spitting in the faces of all the sportsmen and wildlife experts that have been working diligently to preserve sturgeon populations and fishing seasons for decades,” Cavitt said. “Sturgeon fishing is a cultural staple in Northeast Michigan that the Black Lake community hosts an annual festival in conjunction with the season.”
“Please encourage anyone affected by the plant closing to contact my office. We can help guide them through the unemployment process and be a resource as they navigate this difficult time,” Cavitt said. “People are waking up to difficult news this morning. Please know that you do not have to go through this alone. There is a whole community behind you. We’re ready to help.”
State Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, is hosting an art contest for local high school students. The winner will be invited to Lansing to be a legislator for a day. Students are tasked with creating an art piece that captures the essence of Northeast Michigan. All entries are due April 1. The competition is open to all […]
“People harvest deer year-round. Whether it’s farmers with nuisance licenses or a surplus of deer during hunting season, there are always extra deer that need to be processed,” said Cavitt, R-Cheboygan. “MSAH gets the deer to processors and ensures all resulting venison gets to the dinner tables of people who need it.”