senate minority leader http://michiganradio.org en A conversation with Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (audio) http://michiganradio.org/post/conversation-senate-minority-leader-gretchen-whitmer-audio <p>Yesterday the state Senate passed a comprehensive tax overhaul bill. It went to the House where it was approved and it&rsquo;s now headed to Governor Rick Snyder&rsquo;s desk for his signature.</p><p>The tax overhaul includes the elimination of the Michigan Business Tax, in favor of a corporate profits tax.&nbsp; It also eliminates a host of tax breaks, including the income tax exemption for pensions.</p><p>Seven Republicans joined the twelve Democrats in the Senate in voting against the proposal. Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer is opposed to the tax restructuring</p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Jennifer White spoke with Whitmer. Here&#39;s the interview.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-968656.mp3 Fri, 13 May 2011 19:45:19 +0000 Jennifer White 2493 at http://michiganradio.org A conversation with Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (audio)