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A Michigan State University economist says he believes President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan would not be a good replacement to the current system.

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Michigan this week to push a plan to cut taxes and simplify the country's tax code.

East Lansing city hall sign photo
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Voters in East Lansing will consider adding an income tax in November. 

Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter

What is ahead for Michigan in 2015? An income tax cut? A sales tax hike? Could elected officials move to repeal the state’s prevailing wage provisions? All are possible. A clearer picture will begin to emerge Wednesday when the 2015 Michigan legislature convenes.


On today's show, we heard briefly from Keith Allard of the recently formed group, "Protect MI Taxpayers." Allard is also Chairman of the Grand Rapids Taxpayers Association and a recent unsuccessful candidate for the state legislature. His group is launching a campaign urging voters to defeat the call to increase the state sales tax by a cent. Michigan voters will decide that issue on May 5.