Governor Rick Snyder takes the budget to nerd year six.
OK, not really 2 Trillion.
Likely more than last year however (a given since it’s never been less). Its that time again, when Rick Snyder rolls out his revenue projections and planning on how to spend it down. He’ll pop it out there, and the race horses in the legislature will lap it up like a milkshake at post time. From the Michigan office of Propaganda:
“Governor Rick Snyder presents his FY 2017 budget today at 11 am.
In the budget, the Governor proposes strategic investments to tackle challenges head on.”
And if you think that was exciting, watch him live at 11 this morning by clicking on the link above.
Taxes that increase every year to keep up with inflation.
We have used the 16.7% tax increase in the stop sign logo, (at the right) and will continue to do so. However, it is hardly a complete look at the tax implications if proposal 15-1 were to pass. We are attempting to find all the ways in which our prior legislative session gave us the shaft, including train to nowhere projects, redistribution of wealth, and the fuel tax replacement components.
Folks might actually be aware of the replacement fuel tax and that it will be more than what the was tax was before. Presumably, it simply replaces the sales tax that has been collected on fuel, that does not go toward roads. However, when one looks at the analysis done by the House Fiscal Agency, there is a paragraph that explains the mechanism accurately; and in particular, a line at the end of that paragraph points out an easily missed point.