Lt. Governor Brian Calley has revealed his newest plan to eliminate and replace the personal property tax. The proposal will take parts of the plan that passed the Senate back in March and add additional components. The League’s position continues to be full and guaranteed replacement for the personal property tax. Based upon several of the components, including the need for a statewide vote of the people, we do not think this new plan represents a guarantee for our members. The Replace Don’t Erase Coalition has sent a letter to Lt Gov Calley detailing concerns. Please contact your legislators and let them know how critical PPT replacement is for our communities. More. Read a Detroit Free Press article on the PPT issue. Read Crain’s Detroit Business on all the issues on the lame duck plate. Read a Lansing State Journal editorial. Read a Kalamazoo Gazette editorial.
Samantha Harkins is Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at [email protected]