Michigan House of Represenrtatives

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      LANSING - President Barack Obama secured every electoral vote on his path to re-election Michigan, where Republicans haven't won a presidential race in a quarter-century but currently control state government.

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A widely unpopular tax on business equipment in Michigan is one step closer to being permanently repealed.

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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. 

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.