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Bills On Tax Cut Elimination And Driver Responsibility Fees On Way To Governor's Desk

State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth
Michigan Public Radio Network
The Michigan Capitol building in Lansing where the State House recently passed a proposal that would allow residents to formally reject discriminatory language in housing deeds.

(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.

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