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Tax on meat, eggs, dairy products, ending subsidies could refund treasury
December 14, 2017
With the annual tax filing date just around the corner, pundits are searching for ways to make our tax code fairer and more reflective of our social incentives and burdens.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Farmers, Grocers, Small Businesses Praise Governor Snyder for Signing Reform to Keep Michigan Food Affordable
October 26, 2017
Michigan farmers, grocers, small businesses, social service providers and labor leaders today praised Governor Rick Snyder for signing into law bipartisan legislation to guarantee Michigan families’ food and grocery items will remain free of new local taxes.

Brett Baier's Special Report
October 17, 2017, Fox News Channel

Michigan Legislature Votes To Ban Local Food, Beverage Taxes
October 12, 2017, WAKR
Local taxes on food and beverages would be preemptively banned in Michigan under legislation that is likely to be signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.


Michigan Legislature shuts down pop, food tax before it even happens
October 12, 2017, Detroit Free Press
A bill banning local governments from imposing taxes on food, pop or gum received final passage in the Michigan Senate Thursday and is headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.

No communities in Michigan are considering such a tax, but the Legislature wanted to make sure that none go down that path. The bill passed on a 30-5 vote in the Senate without any debate or discussion. It passed the House on Oct. 5 by a 101-7 vote.


Gov. Snyder Expected To Sign Bill Banning Local Food, Drink Taxes
October 12, 2017, 9&10 News
Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign a bill that would prohibit Michigan municipalities from imposing local taxes on food and drinks.

While no local governments are considering such a tax, state lawmakers say it’s possible, pointing to places like Philadelphia and Chicago which have soda taxes.


PRESS RELEASE: Farmers, Grocers, Small Businesses Praise Lawmakers for Sending Governor Reform to Keep Michigan Food Affordable
October 12, 2017
Michigan farmers, grocers, small businesses, social service providers and labor leaders today praised members of the state Senate for sending legislation to Governor Rick Snyder to guarantee Michigan families’ food and grocery items will remain free of new local taxes.


Our Editorial: Cities shouldn’t tax our pop
October 11, 2017, The Detroit News
Michigan lawmakers are making sure your soda is safe. (Your what? Your pop.) Following attempts by local governments in nearby cities to tax sugary beverages, the House and Senate have passed a ban on local governments putting such measures in place.

It’s up to Gov. Rick Snyder now to sign the legislation. This should be a no-brainer.


Rep. Chatfield: Proactive local food tax ban helps families
October 4, 2017, Michigan House Republicans
State Rep. Lee Chatfield today joined his colleagues on the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee in voting for legislation that prohibits local governments from assessing a tax on the manufacture and sale of food and beverages.

Chatfield, who chairs the committee, said the bill, a first of its kind in the nation to proactively prevent local taxes, will help families struggling to make ends meet continue to put food on the table without added strain to their pocketbooks.


Michigan lawmakers vote to preemptively ban soda, food taxes
October 4, 2017, Associated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers voted Wednesday to prohibit local taxes on food, drinks and gum in a pre-emptive strike against any municipality that might consider levying a tax on soda and other sugary and artificially sweetened items.


Michigan Senate says no to local taxes on pop, food, chewing gum
October 4, 2017, Detroit News
By a 31-5 vote, the Senate passed a bill Wednesday prohibiting communities from imposing an excise tax on food, pop or chewing gum.

Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, warned of failing local economies, lost jobs and high prices when other communities across the nation have passed such taxes.


Michigan Senate says no to local taxes on pop, food, chewing gum
October 4, 2017, Detroit Free Press
By a 31-5 vote, the Senate passed a bill Wednesday prohibiting communities from imposing an excise tax on food, pop or chewing gum.

Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, warned of failing local economies, lost jobs and high prices when other communities across the nation have passed such taxes.


The Frank Beckmann Show
September 21, 2017, The Frank Beckmann Show
Dan Pappineau, Michigan Chamber of Commerce Director of Tax policy on the government imposing tax on food and beverages