SEARCH BLOG: MICHIGAN TAXES
From The Detroit News:
You think?Thursday, November 1, 2007
Lansing may repeal service tax
Governor, lawmakers look for alternatives after business outcry.
Mark Hornbeck and Charlie Cain / Detroit News Lansing Bureau
LANSING -- The just-passed state budget had barely arrived on Gov. Jennifer Granholm's desk Wednesday when the governor and legislative leaders said they are open to repealing the widely unpopular new $725 million tax on services before it takes effect Dec. 1.
Granholm acknowledged that the hastily assembled service tax is likely to take on a different form in coming weeks. The tax was cobbled together under a veil of secrecy, and with no public input, during the mad scramble to raise enough money to avoid a government shutdown a month ago.
"Those discussions have got to begin now and any changes have to be made in the near future," Granholm said.
As I said earlier, the process was "Fire, ready, aim."Now about that budget cut....