Business and GOP Leaders Put Brakes on SBT Replacement

By: Sr. Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick
By: Sr. Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick

On the heels of the governor's request to adopt a new state business tax during the lame duck session of the state Legislature, the incoming GOP leader of the Michigan senate says this is no time for a "rush to judgment."

Oakland County Sen. Mike Bishop says the business tax issue is too complex and the end of the legislative year is not the time for "heavy lifting" such as that.

Echoing those remarks is the Michigan Chamber of Commerce lobbyist Rich Studley who tells News 10 the debate should be postponed until January.

The governor argues for the tax now to eliminate the uncertainty in the business community and with potential companies that want to relocate here, but won't because they don't know what taxes they will have to pay.

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