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Personal property tax a priority in lame duck?

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

This week Lansing’s local political publication, MIRS, indicated the Speaker has personal property tax form as a top issue to handle in the lame duck session being held the end of November/beginning of December for 2-3 weeks.

The League, along with our partners in the Replace Don’t Erase coalition, have continued concerns about an identified guaranteed replacement for PPT revenue. One source that has been identified is expiring battery tax credits.

This morning we learned one of the top battery makers, A123 Systems, has filed for bankruptcy begging the question of how those credits will be repayed.

We ask you to please contact your legislators and let them know how critical PPT replacement is for our communities. As we speed toward the chaos of lame duck session, guaranteed replacement must be a priority to protect our communities. Call your legislators and let them know PPT must be replaced!

Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the League and handles municipal finance and labor issues.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at sharkins@mml.org

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