LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan House Democrats are laying out a plan to roll back some of the tax changes Michigan residents are experiencing this tax season.
Democratic House Minority Leader Tim Greimel and members of his party announced the proposals Monday. The recently introduced legislation includes restoring the $600 per-child tax deduction and repealing the pension tax.
In 2011, the Republican-led Legislature passed far-reaching tax changes including eliminating deductions for charitable contributions to food banks and public universities. The changes also included switching the Michigan Business Tax to a 6 percent corporate income tax.
The changes were designed to create jobs and reduce the unemployment rate.
Democrats say the proposals would cost $700 million. Greimel says the funding plan is based on the assumption that the state accepts federal dollars to expand Medicaid.