Gov. Whitmer vetoes Republicans’ $2.5 billion tax cut legislation | national politics

By DAVID EGGERT – Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed Republican proposals to permanently reduce the state income tax, make more seniors eligible for deductions and restore a child tax credit, saying it would reduce funding for basic state services. The expected veto could spark negotiations between GOP lawmakers … Read more

Whitmer calls for temporary freeze on 6% gasoline sales tax | national politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday proposed temporarily freezing Michigan’s 6% sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel to bring down high gas pump prices and keep road and bridge financing intact. The Democratic governor’s statement came a week after she signaled a veto on Republicans’ attempt to suspend another tax at … Read more