Snyder Says Bills To Help Economy

By: Brian Johnson Email
By: Brian Johnson Email

Governor Snyder says the holidays are looking brighter for employers and businesses across Michigan. That's because he signed dozens of bills into law that reform regulations and taxes on businesses.

The bills eliminate the Michigan Business Tax, something Governor Snyder promised to do when he ran for office. The governor says this will stimulate economic development and bring "more and better jobs to Michigan."

"I'm glad to say Michigan no longer holds the title for having the dumbest tax in the country. We got ride of it and we replaced it," said Governor Snyder.

The more than dozen bills he signed focus around three topics: personal property tax, the severance tax, and regulatory reform. The governor's office says the new workplace safety regulations being implemented eliminate 13 rules for every new one, making Michigan laws more streamlined and up-to-date.

"We have removed net over 800 and some rules off the books and this legislation just really helps take it to the next level in terms of saying we are doing smart things," said Snyder.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley says he could not be more pleased. Althought right-to-work opponents would object.

"Across the board, Michigan is getting to be a better and better place to operate in every single day. Right-to-work is a component of that, but it's not all of it. Personal property tax reform that we just signed is probably as big or bigger an issue for a major manufacturer than are labor laws," said Lieutenant Governor Calley.


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  • by jane.dough Location: Location on Dec 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM
    "I'm glad to say Michigan no longer holds the title for having the dumbest tax in the country. We got ride of it and we replaced it," said Governor Snyder. read this and tell me who wrote it. I think there are some grammar and english issues for real!
  • by Mark Location: Lansing on Dec 21, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    He didn't get replace the Mich. Business Tax and totally replace all of the revenue that it generated. 1/5th of the revenue will need to come from Use tax IF the public votes yes in 2 years to allow that tax money to be used as replacement revenue. But, the Use tax money will be taken away from what it is used for now and Snyder doesn't let you know what other things will be cut. The old shell game at it's finest.
  • by Name Location: Location on Dec 21, 2012 at 06:36 AM
    That is a big accomplish compared to the last one. Now as a business owner, i can move the money that he has saved me to take care of all the requirements of the obama care.
  • by Fred Location: Lansing on Dec 21, 2012 at 06:23 AM
    Assuming Right-to-work supporters would object is a foolish and inaccurate assumption. Shows that Calley has his head up you-know-where to assume that. Big mistake to underestimate the voters, sir.
  • by Steve Location: Dewitt on Dec 21, 2012 at 05:31 AM
    Fitting seeing as though he is the dumbest Gov. in the history of Michigan
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