Business representatives are looking at a potential effort to repeal Michigan’s new 6 percent tax on services.
Meeting a day after lawmakers enacted the tax on 57 categories of services, business groups on Tuesday began exploring a petition drive to repeal the tax, said Charlie Owens, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business-Michigan.
He said details such as how soon the measure could be placed on the ballot have not been determined.
“Step one is, do we want to do this?” Owens said. “It is being talked about.”
He declined to identify other business groups, but said discussions include not only repealing the tax but also enacting a constitutional amendment stating that the sales tax could not be expanded to services without a vote of the people. (snip)
Despite my usual recluctance to amend Michigan's Constitution, I'm in favor of this as well as the recalls. They compliment each other well. While the recalls are needed to punish the tax and spend reps and "Matt Millen of Governors" Granholm who run this state into the ground, the ballot proposal is needed as well to overturn this bad policy.