In a rare move, Republican leadership in the Michigan House of Representatives is saying that a recent bill passed by the state Senate goes too far in offering tax breaks to wealthy corporations. Just six short years ago, House Republicans tripped over their own feet to extend billions of dollars in corporate tax breaks at the expense of seniors, working families and our public school system.
But this recent plan coming out of the Senate may be a step too far. House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) is signaling that he may be opposed to the plan.
“I am strongly in favor of some sort of tax relief for the hard-working citizens of this state. I would personally prefer some sort of income tax relief. That is my top priority,” Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt, said last week.
It’s not clear what sort of future the proposal faces in the state House. The Michigan Legislature has entered a two-week spring break after session ended today.