Lansing Watch: Gilbert Bill Package being considered in Lansing this morning
This week bills are being considered in the Michigan Legislature that will shift our public dollars towards private (for-profit) projects. These bills are being pushed by mega-billionaire Dan Gilbert, apparently to support his next big project Downtown with our tax dollars. The “Transformational Brownfield Plan” bill package, SB 111-115, is on the Tax Policy Committee agenda on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
- Tax breaks should be reserved for projects and programs that will help Detroit and other municipalities across the state restore their infrastructure and benefit the neighborhoods that host large-scale projects.
- Our representatives should make sure public dollars are reserved for schools and other public facilities.
- Detroit and the entire state has suffered for far too long from these types of tax schemes that have not created sustainable change in our communities.
The Tax Policy Committee meeting can be watched live at 10:30am:
Tax Policy Committee Members: