LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature have given final approval to a veto-destined bill that would cut Michigan’s income tax, expand tax exemptions for older people and largely restore a per-child tax credit that was eliminated a decade ago.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has said the package of tax cuts is unsustainable and would lead to spending cuts.
She has proposed more targeted tax breaks for retirees and lower-income workers as the state runs a multibillion-dollar surplus.
Senate Republicans, who sent the legislation to Whitmer on a 22-15 vote Thursday, say tax cuts should be broad because everyone is facing high inflation.