Michigan (D) raises taxes.
The House Just Voted to Increase Taxes
Dec 11, 2008 at 5:53PM
You wouldn’t think the Legislature would even consider raising taxes in this difficult economy. Guess again. As I write this, the House is passing a package of tax increases to fund roads.
Read the regressive way Michigan calculates the tax.
Check out the history of House Bill 4577.
Get ready to pay 50% more for your license plate.
H/T Jack Hoogendyk
Moments ago, I sent out a short letter regarding HB 4577. The original intent of the bill was to increase vehicle registration fees by 50%. Now that we are in lame duck, things can happen rather quickly. Most bills have some time to be vetted and run through the committee process. But in lame duck, that is often not the case. HB 4577 was substituted just today with new language. It did not go through committee. It is, as some describe it, a “vehicle bill.” The bill as passed, completely repeals all vehicle registration taxes.
Obviously, that cannot be the final resolution. The purpose for this action, in my opinion is to provide the vehicle for a re-write of automobile registration taxes. We also passed a bill to repeal the gasoline tax completely. My question to the savvy taxpayer is, what will come next?
Plans are already in place for replacement taxes. I am willing to bet you that it won’t be pretty.
But, to be technically accurate, the bills we passed today are actually tax decreases.
To be continued…