Last week was dramatic at the state Capitol. In a late night vote, a dozen GOP House members broke from their Republican colleagues and voted with Democrats against a bill that would have lowered the state income tax to 3.9 percent.
The legislation failed and never made it to the state Senate.
Sen. Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City had questions about the income tax bill.
“It was easy to say, ‘let’s lower taxes,’ Schmidt told IPR News Radio in an interview. “But was it the right amount? Is it what working families wanted?”
“I’m all about giving tax relief but you’ve got to make sure it’s especially targeted for working families,” Schmidt said.
Schmidt spoke with IPR News Radio about the tax legislation, and about two bills that he has introduced.