House Republican Leader Matt Hall, R-Richland Township, today issued the following statement after the income tax rollback became official despite the governor and legislative Democrats trying and failing to take it away through accounting gimmicks and legal maneuvers:
“Despite efforts from the governor and her allies to block crucial tax relief for every single working family and small business in Michigan, the income tax rollback will happen this year,” said House Republican Leader Matt Hall. “This is a major win for Republicans, and a major win for Michigan taxpayers. With the state government sitting on billions of unused surplus funds, we have a responsibility to help people make ends meet and provide real, meaningful relief. House Republicans will celebrate this milestone and continue fighting every day to make this income tax relief permanent as it was intended to be, even if the governor and House Democrats continue to stand in the way.”
The income tax rollback is the result of a 2015 law passed by Republicans in the Legislature to return funds to the taxpayers when the state takes in far more revenue than the previous year. The provision originally in 2023’s House Bill 4001 that would have blocked this income tax cut did not take effect due to Republican efforts in the Legislature.
“After failing to land other high-profile Ford deals, Gov. Whitmer gave away the store to bring Ford to Marshall,” Hall said. “But with Democrats pushing policies that make Michigan less competitive, the $1.7 billion in subsidies and tax incentives still fell short.”
“Democrats are throwing out local control to force solar panels all over our small towns and windmills all over our farmland, and they’re doing it just to make a few activists happy,” Hall said. “The people I talk to are concerned about recent power outages, and they’re concerned about their monthly bills. The Democrat plan does nothing to solve those problems.”
“This year, the Democrat majority has been consumed with an extreme agenda that is making life more expensive in our state, but even more costs on Michiganders are coming next,” said Hall, R-Richland Township.