graduated income tax


Rick Haglund: Illinois may raise taxes on the rich. Michigan could be next. 

BY: - October 31, 2020

Tuesday’s election is largely a referendum on the record and character of President Donald Trump. But Illinois voters are also deciding a proposed and highly contentious constitutional amendment that portends a similar battle in Michigan. The so-called “fair tax” proposal on the Illinois ballot would shift the state from a fixed-rate income tax, in which […]

Graduated income tax campaign suspended 

BY: - March 25, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Fair Tax Michigan campaign suspended signature collection efforts for its ballot initiative for a graduated income tax in November. “While our campaign is suspending our efforts to collect signatures, we are not suspending our campaign for a fair tax system,” the coalition said in a press release Tuesday. “We plan […]

Michigan could vote on a graduated income tax in November

BY: - February 28, 2020

For the first time in more than 40 years, Michiganders could vote to go to a graduated income tax system. Michigan is one of only nine states that doesn’t have a tax system in which those who make more money pay a higher rate. Currently, everyone pays a flat 4.25%. The Fair Tax Michigan campaign […]

Whitmer likely ditching 45-cent gas tax, as ‘worst pothole season in recent memory’ looms

BY: - December 18, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature pledge to “fix the damn roads” will have to wait until 2020, as she and the GOP Legislature never hammered out a plan — they barely agreed to a budget deal — and lawmakers are gone for the year. But she’s not ready to reveal her new plan yet. Speaking with […]


Column: Fixing Michigan’s upside-down tax system: The case for a graduated income tax

BY: - November 21, 2019

At the Michigan League for Public Policy, we are committed to working on public policies that help Michiganders put food on the table, gain access to quality health care and have affordable housing.  In order to fund these policies, we need a robust tax system that produces needed revenue to make these investments while ensuring […]