APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF AMENDATORY ACT TO REDUCE STATE USE TAX AND REPLACE WITH A LOCAL COMMUNITY STABILIZATION SHARE TO MODERNIZE THE TAX SYSTEM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES GROW AND CREATE JOBS
The amendatory act adopted by the Legislature would:
- Reduce the state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization share of the tax for the purpose of modernizing the tax system to help small businesses grow and create jobs in Michigan.
- Require Local Community Stabilization Authority to provide revenue to local governments dedicated for local purposes, including police safety, fire protection, and ambulance emergency services.
- Increase portion of state use tax dedicated for aid to local school districts.
- Prohibit Authority from increasing taxes.
- Prohibit total use tax rate from exceeding existing constitutional 6% limitation.
Should this law be approved?
YES – 651
NO – 319
TAX RATE LIMITATION RENEWAL PROPOSITION FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all ad valorem property in Schoolcraft County, Michigan, be renewed up to a maximum of (0.0303) mills (3.03 cents on each $1,000.00) of taxable value for a period of three years (2014, 2015, 2016 inclusive) for the purpose of funding Economic Development in Schoolcraft County?
It is estimated that this proposal will generate revenues of approximately $10,254.00 during the first calendar year of the proposition.
YES – 535
NO – 431
DOYLE TOWNSHIP TAX RATE LIMITATION INCREASE PROPOSITION FOR PURCHASE OF NEW PUMPER TRUCK
Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all ad valorem property in Doyle Township of Schoolcraft County, Michigan, be increased by up to one (1.0000) Mill for the period of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, inclusive to pay for the purchase of a Pumper Vehicle and the general maintenance Fire Dept. in Doyle Township. One Mill represents $1.00 in taxes on each $1,000.00 dollars of taxable value. It is estimated that this proposal will generate revenues of approximately $40,138.00 during the first calendar year of the proposition.
YES – 80
NO – 22