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Michigan Governor Whitmer Vetoes $2.5 Billion Income Tax Cut

June 10, 2022, 7:09 PM

Michiganders won’t see a roughly $2.5 billion income tax cut following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer‘s (D) veto of a tax-overhaul bill Friday.

The measure (H.B. 4568) would have dropped Michigan’s personal income tax to 4% from 4.25% while simultaneously increasing personal exemptions and the state’s earned income tax credit. But it was unconstitutional because the bill’s content was far removed from the original purpose and title of the measure, a tax filing extension, Whitmer said in her veto letter.

This veto is the latest in a protracted budget stand-off as Whitmer and the GOP-controlled Legislature negotiate how ...