Rinke touts 'bold' campaign plan to repeal state income tax

Election 2022 Michigan Governor
Posted at 4:25 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 16:25:35-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Rinke says his “bold” proposal to eliminate Michigan’s personal income tax would help residents and sets him apart in a 10-person primary field.

Rinke launched a 10-day bus tour with a stop at Lansing’s Fleetwood Diner on Monday.

He says ending the 4.25% tax would position the state for growth with other states without an income tax like Texas and Florida.

Michigan’s individual income tax generated $11.7 billion last fiscal year and accounts for 30% all state tax revenue.

Democrats says Rinke's “backwards vision” would leave Michigan with less money for law enforcement, schools and roads.

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