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Reforming the Michigan Tax Structure: Putting Michigan Back to Work

National Issues Forum style forums on "Reforming the Michigan Tax Structure: Putting Michigan Back to Work" will be held at:

  • Thursday, January 21, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Bedford Public Library in the Community Room, located at 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182-9493. Map

  • Wednesday, February 17, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Pittsfield Charter Township Hall, located at 6201 W. Michigan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (on Highway 12, about 1 mile west of I-94, on the south side of the road, just west of Platt Road).

Options to be discussed include “holding the line”, a $6.5 Billion tax increase, some selected tax increases, and the proposed Michigan FairTax.

The tax structure is greatly in need of a total revamping, but the Legislature has kicked the can down the road year-after-year with short term “fixes”. This discussion dialogue forum will give you a chance to express your opinion about what makes the most sense to you.

To RSVP and get more information, contact Rick Olson at or 734-944-0794.

To best enable you to engage in an informed discussion, please read at least the first 6 pages of the Issue Guide below. Pages 7 on contain PowerPoint slides from two presentations by reputable groups that are very informative, and also worth viewing for a great overview of the problem.

Reforming the Michigan Tax Structure: Putting Michigan Back to Work Issue Guide (PDF)

Budget and Tax Reform Issue Guide, by the Center for Michigan's Michigan's Defining Moment forum (PDF)

Another Perspective on the Budget and Tax Situation in Michigan, from the Legislative Council of Michigan, a bipartisan, bicameral body of legislators. (PDF)

Michigan FairTax Brochure (PDF)

The Michigan Fair Tax Proposal (PDF)

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