November 8, 2007

Michigan Senate votes to kill new sales tax

MLive.com:
"As expected, the Michigan Senate voted 23-15 on Wednesday to repeal a tax on more business services set to take effect Dec. 1. Republicans who control the Senate supported the bill as a step forward while Democrats said they could not back it unless the lost tax revenue is replaced, because the money is part of a deal to balance state government's budget. The 6 percent sales tax on more services such as consulting and landscaping appears likely to die before it ever takes effect, although Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm says an alternative must be found to replace the $614 million it would bring in this fiscal year to support schools and other services."

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