State Rep. Doug Wozniak is urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Democrats to stop their efforts to block an automatic income tax cut that would benefit every taxpayer and job provider in the state.
Under a 2015 state law, Michigan taxpayers will receive an automatic income tax rate reduction in the coming months because state revenues have significantly outpaced inflation. But the governor is advocating for a plan to prevent the tax cut by diverting the surplus into a state fund for corporate welfare.
“It’s easy to see how people can lose trust in their government when our elected leaders try to do something so underhanded and patently unfair,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “People across our state are struggling to make ends meet. I strongly urge the governor and my Democratic colleagues to reconsider their plans and fulfill our promise to the people.”
The governor and Michigan Democrats want to place the surplus funding meant for taxpayers into the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) fund, which subsidizes corporate projects. “People who are living paycheck to paycheck desperately need tax relief,” Wozniak said. “This automatic tax reduction must happen as intended to help Michigan residents, and I’ll continue to do all I can to convince my colleagues to understand the importance of keeping our promises.”
“People want assurances government officials are using proceeds from the sale of property seized by the government exactly according to law,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “Corruption or even the appearance of corruption is a stain on our society. Our plan brings greater clarity to the civil asset forfeiture law by refining the process and limitations for its use.”
“Probate Court handles some of the most sensitive cases which cannot be put off for months or even weeks in many cases. While we appreciate the assistance of visiting judges to help with this caseload, we should not be reliant on them.”
“This is a devastating step in the wrong direction for families struggling to make ends meet,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “There is no question this decision is a direct result of Lansing Democrats and their radical new green energy plan. They made false promises that their new policies, which have been abandoned by many left-leaning states and countries, would improve reliability and affordability. Instead, utility companies are already pushing renewable energy expenses onto the consumer before the extreme policies are even implemented.”
Today, the Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation offered by State Rep. Doug Wozniak (Shelby Township) to increase the number of judicial positions on the Macomb County Probate Court — a move that is supported by the Macomb County Court, as well as the Michigan Supreme Court. Analysis by the Michigan State Court Administrator Office […]