Displaying items tagged: National Federation of Independent Business
Statewide tax cuts still on the table as Whitmer, lawmakers negotiate
Statewide tax cuts remain on the table for later this year despite a recent budget deal between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers for the state’s coming fiscal year that keeps present tax rates.
State Senate passes plan to reduce corporate, individual income tax rates
LANSING — The state Senate has advanced legislation to reduce the personal and corporate income taxes in Michigan, a proposal that contrasts Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s pitch for targeted election-year tax cuts.
Whitmer, GOP legislature compete over COVID relief funding
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers are squaring off over multi-billion-dollar COVID-19 spending plans that would bolster a vaccine rollout, K-12 schools preparedness and crucial business support.
Business groups back House Republicans’ COVID-19 spending plan
Statewide business groups announced their support today for House Republicans’ COVID-19 spending plan that’s a rebuttal to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s $5.6 billion plan unveiled last week.
Business groups urge Whitmer to sign property tax forgiveness bill
Business groups are urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to sign legislation that would forgive fines, late fees and interest on unpaid summer 2020 property tax bills.
‘V-shaped’ economic recovery unlikely as recession could span years, economist says
Three weeks ago, Tim Bartik laid out a series of steps to encourage a “V-shaped” economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Biz groups express support, caution with Whitmer’s ‘Michigan Jobs First’ policy
Leading business groups support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest attempt to boost the number of Michigan contractors on state projects, but hope the plan doesn’t ultimately deter small businesses from engaging in a “cumbersome” procurement process.
Small businesses join call for civil forfeiture reform
The state chapter of a small business advocacy group is among the supporters of a bipartisan bill package introduced this month to reform the way law enforcement seizes property from people suspected of crimes.
If Legislature weakens paid sick leave law, advocates threaten new petition drive
Backers of a law mandating paid sick leave in Michigan say they’ll launch a new petition drive to put the issue on the 2020 ballot if lawmakers weaken it during the lame-duck legislative session in Lansing.
Snyder’s spending plan looks to invest amid pressure for more tax relief
Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed final state budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in one-time investments, increased funding for roads and years-long fees to support environmental initiatives.
Federal tax reform creates winners and losers
The reform proposal rolled out by Republicans in Congress to rewrite the U.S. tax code creates the proverbial winners and losers, sources say.