LANSING, MICH – Representative Donni Steele (R-Orion) on Thursday voted in favor of a package of tax cuts that aim to deliver relief to small businesses from unnecessary burdensome government regulations as well increase oversight on the governor’s corporate giveaways.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and they should be allowed to operate without unnecessary government restrictions,” said Rep. Steele. “These restrictions make it more expensive for them and as result more expensive for all of us. Small businesses have struggled in the last two years and this is the type of relief they should be seeing out of Lansing. I’m proud to have helped delivered immediate and lasting relief.”
House Bills 4039, 4137, and 4253 will clarify Michigan law and exempt delivery and installation services from sales and use taxes if the charges are listed separately from the product on an invoice. HBs 4054 and 4055 will also clarify that sales and use taxes do not apply to industrial processing equipment used on aggregate materials, such as sand, gravel, crushed stone, and recycled asphalt.
“On Sunshine Week, the House of Representatives also voted to increase oversight and accountability when it comes to the governor’s corporate handouts” added Rep. Steele. “This is something both parties clearly favor and that’s why the bill received overwhelming bipartisan support.”
The measures passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, and now head to the Senate for further consideration.
State Rep. Donni Steele, of Orion Township, released the following statement after a debate on bills in the House Appropriations Committee last week to increase various state fees – a follow-up move to help pay for the massive $82 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1st.
“Cramming unnecessary pork projects into the state budget at the last minute is an insult to Michigan taxpayers and a waste of their dollars. We can and must do better for the people of Michigan,” said Steele, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee.
State Rep. Donni Steele on Monday reiterated her opposition to the wasteful, unsustainable budget funded by an impending tax hike and crafted by the majority — a budget that fails to invest in the priorities of Michigan families.