This just in from Jack Hoogendyk
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
TAX ALERT! House Moving Huge Tax Increase Today!
The House Tax Policy Committee was called into special session today. Meanwhile the House Chamber was locked down. All members are required to stay until the Speaker releases them. Following is the latest intel we have on what is being offered:
15 percent in MBT tax "expenditure cuts" raising $116.1 million
Other tobacco products tax, $41 million
Extend bar hours of operation, $13.7 million
Personal exemption index freeze $55 million
Physician tax of 3 percent to leverage more federal Medicaid dollars, $52.5 million
Now is the time to spring into action once again. Call your State Representative NOW. Don't call Senators yet. If these increases get through the House, they will go to the Senate next; that is when you should call the Senate. Find your State Representative here.
Posted by Jack Hoogendyk at 3:19 PM