Gov. Whitmer And Democrats Seek To Cancel Republicans In Michigan

  • A video released Thursday on Michigan Rep. Angela Rigas’ Facebook page shows Michigan House Democrats leaders silencing debate from Republicans on House Bill 4001.
  • HB 4001 would phase out Michigan’s retirement tax, increase the earned income tax credit, and allow for $180 rebate checks for all state taxpayers.
  • The bill passed the House 56-53. The bill then moved to the Senate, where Republicans quickly adjourned the session while the Democrats were in caucus.
  • “The Democratic majority is doing whatever they can to pass a tax hike onto families and small businesses throughout Michigan,” said Republican House leaders Bryan Posthumus, Andrew Beeler, and Andrew Fink in a statement.
  • “This bill was written in secret, efforts were made behind the scenes to strong-arm members, and Republicans weren’t allowed to stand up for Michigan taxpayers and speak against this. [It violated] our right to debate.”
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