The House Tax Policy committee in Lansing this week is expected to vote on a measure that gradually rolls back the Michigan income tax from the current 4.25 % to 4.05% by 2016.
Under the proposal, the tax would be rolled back further, by one tenth of a percentage point for every year that General Fund revenue the previous year increased by 300 million dollars or more.
The effort was prompted by Michigan's budget surplus of nearly a billion dollars. Many Republicans support the income tax cut idea, saying it's fair to provide a tax reduction for everyone, regardless of their wealth or income.
Governor Rick Snyder however supports a targeted cut that eases property taxes on middle income homeowners.
And Democrats argue that the property tax should not only be eased for middle income workers, but the pension tax should be repealed.