Bills On Tax Cut Elimination And Driver Responsibility Fees On Way To Governor's Desk
(MPRN-Lansing) Bills to get rid of the state’s driver responsibility fees and increase the personal income tax exemption are on their way to the governor’s desk. Lawmakers and the governor struck a deal Wednesday.
If passed, the state would forgive outstanding driver responsibility fees – that’s about $600-million. Another bill would raise the state’s personal income tax exemption to $4900 by 2021. That’s an estimated average savings of $100 for a Michigan family.
Advocates say these changes would give people back their hard-earned money. But critics say these bills would put a strain on the state’s budget and could lead to big cuts in services in the future.