LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Two Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday proposed raising Michigan's income tax rate to pay university tuition for students and fund preschool programs for 4-year-olds. The plan would raise about $2 billion through a higher state income tax, with the rate increasing from the current 4.35 percent to 5.5 percent.
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So they want to raise your income tax by 21%, yes, that's right. A TWENTY-ONE PERCENT INCREASE IN YOUR INCOME TAXES!
And what should you do about it? I suggest you come to the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 15th at high noon, and let lawmakers know what you think. Visit their offices and tell them, respectfully, that you think a whopping 21% tax increase is not a good idea for Michigan right now.
Join "Joe the Plumber" Wednesday, April 15, 12:00 noon, on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing. More details will follow. See you there!