Rep. Tisdel: Governor again thwarts tax relief

Jun 10, 2022 - State Rep. Mark Tisdel, who serves as majority vice chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, today criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for vetoing a third bipartisan plan to provide much-needed tax relief to Michigan residents.

“With prices rising on basic goods and services, my colleagues and I attempted to lower the price of at least one expense for Michigan families — their state tax bill,” said Tisdel, R-Rochester Hills. “The governor’s veto only thwarts financial relief in an uncertain economy.”

The more than $2.5 billion tax relief plan would have lowered the individual income tax rate, increased the personal income tax exemption, boosted the income deduction for seniors with automatic adjustments for inflation, created a $500 tax credit per child, and more than tripled the state Earned Income Tax Credit for lower-income families and individuals. Additionally, the plan would have expanded property tax relief for disabled veterans, creating state reimbursement to local governments in the process.

The governor’s latest veto follows her rejection of previous bipartisan efforts to lower the income tax and pause the state’s gas tax.


About State Representative Mark Tisdel

State Rep. Mark Tisdel, of Rochester Hills, represents Greater Rochester in the Michigan House of Representatives. The 45th House District, which Tisdel represents, includes the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and part of Oakland Township.

Representative Mark Tisdel is one of 110 Members of The Michigan House of Representatives who are elected by the qualified electors of districts having approximately 77,000 to 91,000 residents.

Representatives are elected in even-numbered years to 2-year terms. Legislative districts are drawn on the basis of population figures through the federal decennial census.

June 10, 2022, from the office of 45th District Michigan House Representative Mark A. Tisdel

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