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The costs to replace the lead service lines in Flint is estimated to be north of $50 million. Governor Rick Snyder estimates that it will take $2 billion a year to fix and maintain Michigan’s roads and bridges. Disinvestment in education and our cities has schools being closed and cities on the brink of insolvency. When you add it up, our state is perched on a financial precipice. So what is the solution? For Michigan Republicans, it’s to cut the state income tax and blow a $1.1 billion hole into the state’s budget: The opening round of a fight over tax cuts went to Republicans on Wednesday when they voted to gradually phase out the personal income tax, blowing a $1.1-billion hole into the state’s budget in the first full year of its implementation. After less than 90 minutes of testimony, the house tax policy committee voted on a straight party-line 7-4 vote to cut the income tax from 4.25% to 3.9% on Jan. 1, 2018, and by 0.1% in every subsequent year until it’s eliminated 39 yea

Source: While we’re all distracted by Trump’s antics, Michigan Republicans poised to blow a $1 BILLION hole in the state budget | Eclectablog

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