State House Democrats are once again calling for a repeal of Michigan’s tax on pensions.
The 2011 tax code rewrite means some retirees are paying taxes on previously untaxed pension income.
State Rep. Theresa Abed, D-Grand Ledge, says it’s unfair to seniors.
“It is wrong to balance the budget on the backs of those on a fixed income with no way to make it up,” says Abed.
The pension tax is expected to generate about $350 million this year.
A bill to repeal the pension tax has been languishing in the Legislature since 2013.