Does it matter which party is in the governor’s office?
For anyone with a brain the answer would be no.
Whitmer voiced her concerns about the bill in a letter to legislative leaders after the vote, calling it “fiscally irresponsible” and “unsustainable.” The Democratic governor called on Republicans and Democrats to come together to negotiate a compromise.
With billions of dollars in surplus funds available, GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate reached their own deal this week on the legislation. It would drop the state’s income tax rate from 4.25% to 3.9%, increase tax deductions for seniors and allow parents to claim $500 credits for each of their dependents.