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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.

THIS MORNING:
The Tax Policy Committee meeting can be watched live at 10:30am:

http://house.michigan.gov/MHRTV/mhrtv_channel1.html

Tax Policy Committee Members:

Jim Tedder (R) Committee Chair, 43rd District
PHONE: 517-373-0615
EMAIL: JimTedder@house.mi.gov

David Maturen (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 63rd District
PHONE: 517-373-1787
EMAIL: DavidMaturen@house.mi.gov

Martin Howrylak (R) 41st District
PHONE: 517-373-1783
TOLL FREE: 877-248-0001
EMAIL: MartinHowrylak@house.mi.gov

Klint Kesto (R) 39th District
PHONE: 517-373-1799
EMAIL: KlintKesto@house.mi.gov

Peter Lucido (R) 36th District
PHONE: 517-373-0843
EMAIL: PeterLucido@house.mi.gov

Hank Vaupel (R) 47th District
PHONE: 517-373-8835
EMAIL: HankVaupel@house.mi.gov

Steven Johnson (R) 72nd District
Phone: (517) 373-0840
Email: StevenJohnson@house.mi.gov

Bronna Kahle (R) 57th District
(517) 373-1706
BronnaKahle@house.mi.gov

James Lower (R) 70th District
Phone: (517) 373-0834
Email: JamesLower@house.mi.gov

Wendell Byrd (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 3rd District
Phone: (517) 373-0144
Email: wendellbyrd@house.mi.gov

Sheldon Neeley (D) 34th District
Phone: (517) 373-8808
Email: SheldonNeeley@house.mi.gov

Jim Ellison (D) 26th District
Phone: (517) 373-3818
Email: JimEllison@house.mi.gov

Abdullah Hammoud (D) 15th District
Phone: (517) 373-0847
Email: AbdullahHammoud@house.mi.gov