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7:01 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Local Democrat sees Tax Cut Proposal as Election Year Ploy

As Michigan's Republican legislators talk about using  a state budget surplus for an income tax cut, one local State Representative says she doesn't support the idea. 

Gretchen Driskell
Credit House Dems

52nd District Democrat Gretchen Driskell says she does not support a tax cut.  She says she doesn't see any reason to cut taxes at this point.

Driskell says Michigan's system for collecting revenue needs to be fixed before a tax cut in instituted.

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She says she thinks the tax cut proposal is more of an election year idea, and the surplus would be better used toward education.

— Bob Eccles is a reporter and the host of 89.1 WEMU's All Things Considered. Contact him at 734.487.3363, email him reccles@emich.edu, or follow him on Twitter @BobEcclesWEMU