State Rep. Joseph Fox, R-Fremont, today issued the following statement celebrating expected tax relief for Michiganders after the Legislature advanced tax legislation without blocking an automatic income tax cut or raising taxes:
“Republicans stood firm against every effort that Gov. Whitmer made to prevent a tax cut for all Michigan citizens, and we succeeded. Instead of measly $180 one-time “relief” checks proposed by the governor, each Michigan taxpayer and small business will see permanent, ongoing income tax relief – far surpassing the governor’s offer. Working families and retired seniors struggling the most will see even more relief, due to Republican-led proposals. This tax cut will provide crucial assistance needed to offset the rising costs of living, higher inflation rates, and increasing costs of essentials that has burdened everyone for roughly two years.”
Under current state law, the individual income tax rate is set to be cut from 4.25% to 4.05% this year thanks to a law passed in 2015 by Republicans. The law stipulates that when government takes in too much money, an automatic income tax cut is triggered. The Senate advanced a version of House Bill 4001 Tuesday night that will allow the permanent, automatic income tax cut to take effect this spring for Michigan residents and small businesses. Other provisions to increase tax savings for retired seniors and boost the earned income tax credit for working families — policies House Republicans proposed at the start of this year — will take effect next year should the governor sign the bill.
State Rep. Joseph Fox on Friday criticized Democrat-sponsored proposals that would repeal health, safety, and reporting standards for abortion clinics, pay for elective abortions with taxpayer funds, eliminate informed consent requirements, and permit partial-birth abortion – an extremely unpopular late-term abortion procedure. The House Health Policy Committee on Thursday considered House Bills 4949-4959, the “Reproductive […]
Rep. Joseph Fox is speaking out today following the governor’s recent speech outlining her legislative agenda for the rest of 2023. In her “What’s Next?” speech earlier this week, Gov. Whitmer touted a long list of her priorities for the fall. One of the proposals she’s pushing is expected to eliminate parental consent for minors […]
Rep. Joseph Fox is speaking out today against a carbon-free mandate for Michigan being pushed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Governor Whitmer wants to speed Michigan along the path to a carbon-free energy portfolio by 2035 whether or not our energy grid and our family budgets can make it work,” Fox said. “For major utility companies, […]
State Rep. Joseph Fox is standing up for families and small businesses in northern Michigan by speaking out against wasteful spending and a tax hike built into the new state budget. Last week, the governor signed into law House Bill 4437, the general state budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The bill, […]