Opinion

Reader: Sales tax increase bad for Michigan.

A letter to the editor by Marian Fortier Johnson, Manistee. Michigan has been losing population.  According to the eighth edition of the “Rich States, Poor States” report released by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), states with low taxes have been gaining population. On the…

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Reader doesn’t think Prop. 1 is the answer.

A simple Proposal 1 would offer to fix roads, identify a payment method (tax increase and/or budget cuts), and nothing more. Instead, it is a $2 billion annual tax hike dedicated to a shopping list of higher government spending and spending rules, such as a…

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