Michigan business group wants continued tax reform
LANSING, Mich.—Eliminating a tax that businesses pay on machinery and other equipment is a top legislative priority this year for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
The organization representing business interests said Tuesday that the tax puts Michigan at a competitive disadvantage with other states.
Republicans who lead the Michigan Legislature also want to repeal or phase out the personal property tax. But a key question is how or whether to replace the more than $1 billion the tax raises each year for local governments and schools.
The Michigan chamber also is pushing for road and transportation system improvements this year. Other priorities include a state budget with no general tax increases, an improved regulatory climate and market-oriented solutions to health care issues.
Right-to-work laws are not listed as a chamber priority.