The tax cut deal House and Senate Democrats struck with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to move out of a legislative conference committee Wednesday, Feb. 8, despite agitation among progressives and other Democratic legislators
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday Michiganders can expect $180 "inflation relief checks" as part of her broad tax relief package, a state expense that is expected to pull $800 million from the General Fund.
Steve Liedel, chief legal counsel to former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, believes the mechanism used to determine a possible income tax rollback "likely violates Michigan's constitution," and could provide grounds for the current governor not to comply.
The bi-partisan effort by Sen. Ed McBroom (R-Waucedah Twp.) and Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) to convince the prior legislature to adopt a long-awaited Freedom of Information Act expansion to the governor's office and Legislature never reached the finish line.