Oppose
Infrastructure

Expand Allowable Uses of Sinking Funds

Staff Contact

Dan Papineau

Director of Tax Policy & Regulatory Affairs

(517) 371-7669 | dpapineau@michamber.com

Summary of Bill & What it means to you

When Proposal A was passed in 1994, Michigan voters were promised a permanent decrease in property taxes in exchange for a permanent increase in the sales tax and the imposition of a flat, 6-mil state education tax.   Over time, school districts have deviated from this agreement and have sought out ways to increase local property taxes.  In this case, through sinking fund milleages.

 

Chamber Position

OPPOSE. The Michigan Chamber will defend the taxpayer protections currently in the Michigan Constitution including disallowing school operating milleages to be levied locally.

Bill Sponsors

This bill is a

Primary Sponsor: Senator Dale Zorn, District 17

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Arron Miller, District 59

Additional Supporter
Rep. Luke Meerman

Related Issues

Oppose
Expand Allowable Uses of Sinking Funds

When Proposal A was passed in 1994, Michigan voters were promised a permanent decrease in property taxes in exchange for a permanent increase in the sales tax and the imposition of a flat, 6-mil state education tax.   Over time, school districts have deviated from this agreement and have sought out ways to increase local property taxes.  In this case, through sinking fund milleages.