State Rep. Donni Steele, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today is urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to stop the administration’s efforts to block an automatic income tax cut that would benefit all taxpayers and job providers in the state.
Under a 2015 state law, Michigan taxpayers are expected to receive an automatic income tax rate reduction in the coming months because state revenues have significantly outpaced inflation. But the governor wants to prevent the trigger by diverting the surplus funding meant for taxpayers into a state reserve fund for major corporations.
“It’s confounding why the executive office essentially wants to raise taxes on people across Michigan in order to fund corporate welfare programs for a select few?” said Steele, R-Orion Township. “Citizens are struggling with the high costs of basic goods and services, and they wholeheartedly deserve this needed tax relief.”
The expected income tax rate reduction would return an estimated $700 million to Michigan families as they struggle with inflation. The governor wants to shift that funding into the controversial Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) fund.
“The SOAR fund subsidizes pet projects for large corporations while small-business owners in Michigan are left with nothing,” Steele said. “Taxpayers and our small-business owners need immediate and continued tax relief, and I will continue to work to ensure they receive it.”
Steele said if constituents would like to voice their concerns about the governor’s plans, they can call the executive office at 517-335-7858.
“The truth has been revealed about the grinch’s new green energy plan,” said Steele, R-Orion Township. “The governor’s radical new policies push the implementation costs of unreliable green energy onto the consumer. The rate hike cripples families with even higher energy costs. Money that should’ve gone toward family dinners and children’s gifts is being redirected to compensate for past energy policies.”
State Rep. Donni Steele, R-Orion Township, will soon host a local office hour in Auburn Hills. The meeting will take place at the following time and location: Tuesday, December 5 No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those who are unable to attend but would still like to share their thoughts with the representative […]
“The timeline laid out by the governor was clear political manipulation of the election process,” said Steele, R-Orion Township. “Voters in these communities deserved a fair and honest process. Instead, the governor found a new way to operate in the shadows. Potential candidates may have missed the filing opportunity while celebrating Thanksgiving with their families. This political gamesmanship continues to erode our democracy.”
“I’m proud I voted no on the Democrat’s lackluster transparency package. Michigan is tired of secret money influencing its politics. People deserve to know if their lawmaker takes a luxury trip paid for by a nonprofit. Under the plan, elected officials remain exempt from reporting travel and gifts paid for by nonprofit groups.”