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2011 House Bill 4361: Replace MBT, raise income tax, trim credits (Senate Roll Call 170)
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Passed 19 to 19 in the Senate on May 12, 2011, to replace the Michigan Business Tax with a 6 percent corporate income tax; eliminate several corporate tax breaks and subsidies; repeal a gradual cut in the personal income rate from 4.25 percent to 3.95 percent; scale-back the current income tax exemption for pension income; reduce the Earned Income Tax by 70 percent, eliminate or reduce other income tax deductions and credits including the homestead property tax credit, personal exemption and dependent child credit; and make many other tax code revisions.
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The vote was 19 in favor, 19 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 170)

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12 total votes
Republican
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26 total votes
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Replace MBT, raise income tax, trim credits

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Emmons (R)Green (R)
Hansen (R)Jansen (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)
Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)
Proos (R)Richardville (R)Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R) 


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)
Whitmer (D)Young (D)   

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Brandenburg (R)Colbeck (R)Hildenbrand (R)Hune (R)Jones (R)
Robertson (R)Rocca (R)   




SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Anderson (D)  n  Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)  n  Brandenburg (R)Y    Casperson (R)
Y    Caswell (R)  n  Colbeck (R)Y    Emmons (R)  n  Gleason (D)Y    Green (R)
  n  Gregory (D)Y    Hansen (R)  n  Hildenbrand (R)  n  Hood (D)  n  Hopgood (D)
  n  Hune (R)  n  Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)  n  Johnson (D)  n  Jones (R)
Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Moolenaar (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Proos (R)Y    Richardville (R)
  n  Robertson (R)  n  Rocca (R)Y    Schuitmaker (R)  n  Smith (D)Y    Walker (R)
  n  Warren (D)  n  Whitmer (D)  n  Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 170 on 2011 House Bill 4361

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Re: 2011 House Bill 4361 (Transform MBT into corporate income tax only )  by abbie on January 9, 2013 
It looks like our law makers have been pretty busy lately. I am actually intrigued to see that they are thinking about modify the taxing again and again until we won't be able to see their trick anymore. There's always a trick. The only way that could make me agree with paying higher taxes is if part of my taxes is distributed to charity, I learned about my options from John Studzinski.


Re: 2011 House Bill 4361 (Transform MBT into corporate income tax only )  by mickmonty on July 3, 2011 

Now that there is no single business tax, no michigan business tax, and now grocery stores do not have to mark their items; will we see grocery prices go down? I will be watching. Will businesses like II Stanley and Denso start hiring off the street instead of using temp agencies? Will we see wages go up? I do not see how taxes solve our problems. We need to make things in Michigan again. I've lost two jobs due to outsourcing. One was outsourced to Mexico and now this one to privatization. I'm not getting any younger and at my age do not wish to go into 20K debt to get another degree. I will be watching and I always turn out to VOTE!



Re: 2011 House Bill 4361 (Transform MBT into corporate income tax only )  by gypsy on May 15, 2011 

In case you haven't noticed Minnie, Michigan has thrived under both Democratic, (yes, that is the name of their party) and Republican parties because of the auto industry, and their union, which provided jobs and a tax base, driving the economy. When that collapsed, our economy collapsed with it. Neither the Democrats, (that's members of the Democratic party) nor unions, nor Republicans for that matter, are to blame for that, at least not in Michigan.


Michigan must cut spending where it can, but not to the point of making Michigan unattractive to future development. In order to do that, taxes will need to increase. I disagree that taxes on business or corporations is a tax on everyone. I believe the market is driven more by demand than supply. If a business or corporation has a product that is in demand, he will find the price that will give him the most volume in sales, what the market will bear. To tax from the bottom up is the real job killer. Taxing from the top down is much more effective and market friendly. Jobs are created by businesses making more of the product they sell, not by them being able to pay less in taxes.



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