A global pandemic has a way of grinding things to a halt. Like you, we’re staying home, “social distancing” and doing our part to “flatten the curve.”
The Michigan Freedom Fund would like to offer a sincere thank you to Speaker Lee Chatfield, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and legislative leadership for listening to the concerns of taxpayers and stopping House Bill 5229. This is a great development for taxpayers throughout the state.
As we have repeatedly stated, we strongly oppose any efforts that make it easier for government to raise taxes on its residents and the dangerous expansion of the Municipal Partnership Act found in HB 5229 would have done just that. The language that strikes the applicability of the constitutional and statutory tax caps to each participating unit of government was particularly egregious and we appreciate the efforts by grassroots activists and lawmakers who took the time to express those concerns.
Earlier this week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her second State of the State address and it was a doozy.
$3.5 billion in debt – plus interest – to fix some roads (but not the local ones taxpayers drive on the most).Read more