Month: February 2015

New group formed to oppose sales tax hike

A new group has formed to oppose the sales tax and road funding proposal on the May 5 ballot.

The Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals registered with the Michigan Secretary of State on Thursday, state records show.

The group’s treasurer, Paul Mitchell of Saginaw County, said in a news release today the complex proposal is “a hodgepodge of bad ideas,” and “our voters deserve better than this.”

The proposal, which would increase the state sales tax to 7% from 6% and remove the sales tax from fuel sales, would raise $1.2 billion a year for road and bridge repairs, $300 million for K-12 schools, $100 million for transit, and about $95 million for local governments.

Read the rest at the Lansing State Journal and also see for another group opposing this huge tax increase.