bipartisanship http://michiganradio.org en Why this Michigan tax reform is getting bipartisan support http://michiganradio.org/post/why-michigan-tax-reform-getting-bipartisan-support <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Governor Snyder pushed through a repeal of the the personal property tax — aka the </span>PPT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — in late 2012, it was seen as a good step towards encouraging businesses to set up and expand in Michigan.</span></p><p>But local governments took it right on the chin. As the PPT phased out, many were in line to lose a significant source of revenue.</p><p>But there's good news for municipal officials worried about a great big hole in their budgets.</p><p>A package of bills has been introduced in the State Senate that would plug that hole, without having to revert to anything like the PPT, which Governor Snyder called "the second-dumbest tax" in Michigan.</p><p>And this package seems to have just about everyone on board, including both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.</p><p>Here to tell us more is Kathleen Gray from the Detroit Free Press, and MLive’s Jonathan Oosting.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:53:04 +0000 Stateside Staff 16620 at http://michiganradio.org Why this Michigan tax reform is getting bipartisan support